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Jan. 3: Nine States Adjust Gas Tax Jan. 1

The New Year brought adjusted motor fuel taxes to nine states, with seven states increasing their motor fuel taxes and two states decreasing the tax. Of the states that increased their motor fuel taxes, three of them—Florida, Georgia and North Carolina—did so based on...

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April 26: Transportation Funding Roundup

One state calculates the impact of a 2015 transportation funding increase, two states feel the pinch of transportation funding shortfalls, and leaders in three states look to increase the state gasoline tax. *** Preliminary results from an independent study suggest...

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Jan. 19: State News Roundup

After falling gas prices drastically decreased local transportation revenue, Virginia local governments and agencies are proposing a ‘floor’ for the state’s regional gas tax. The state’s motor fuel tax already has a floor in place that has prevented gas tax revenue...

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GEORGIA: HOUSE BILL 170 (2015)

Legislation approved May 4, 2015 to remove the variable-rate motor fuel tax and institute a flat cents-per-gallon increase, which will be indexed, as well as raise various transportation-related fees.  Case Study- Georgia 2015 Gas Tax Increase (HB...

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Georgia 2016 Ballot Measure Results

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Alternative
Fuel Taxes

Electric Vehicle Fee: Plug-in Electric Vehicle owners pay an annual fee of $200 for non-commercial vehicles and $300 for commercial vehicles.

Excise tax: Special fuels are taxed at the state motor fuel rate of 26 cents-per-gallon (or MFGE for compressed or liquid natural gas). Special fuels sold in bulk to a licensed consumer distributor are exempt.

Fee: Permits are required for individuals or businesses to sell CNG. Cost: one-time fee of $150

** Variable-Rate Formula: Indexed to both the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and the Consumer Price Index (the latter of which will sunset July 1, 2018).

*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.