This opinion piece discusses the high price of gasoline during the summer months of 2000 and the public clamor for the U.S. federal government to roll back a portion of the federal gas tax. The author takes the position that even with recent increases, U.S. gasoline prices are among the lowest in the developed world and reducing federal gas taxes would severely impair state highway spending programs that are based on receipt of future federal payments. The long-term implications of this eventuality and others that would result from lowering federal gas taxes are examined.

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  • Authors:
    • Petersen, J E
  • Publication Date: 2000-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 62
  • Serial:
    • Governing
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0894-3842

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  • Accession Number: 00796004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2000 12:00AM