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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Desperately seeking highway money

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 6:25 AM

An advisory group has recommended three potential new sources of highway taxes for more construction  -- 1) taking hundreds of millions from schools, prisons and health care in a raid on general revenue; 2) an excise tax on fuel at the wholesale level; 3) indexing the fuel tax to inflation. You can forget the first one. Given the times, the next two will be hard sells in 2011 barring a substantial economic turnaround.

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