gas tax

Fearing Losses in November, State Democrats Flip-Flop on Gas Taxes

As Republicans at the state level have, for years, led efforts to repeal the gas tax, Democrats have done the exact opposite and, in many cases, voted to increase the tax. State Democrats, seeing the writing on the wall for the midterms, are now looking to take credit for rolling back the gas tax and in some cases offering cash to drives as the price per gallon has skyrocketed across the country.

Gas prices are advertised at over five dollars a gallon Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Surabian: The Only Thing the Gas Tax Fuels Is Poverty

In the halls of Congress, the rumblings for a national infrastructure bill are beginning to grow louder. Republicans and Democrats alike recognize the need to salvage America’s deteriorating roads and bridges and improve upon our dismal public transit system.