State News


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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March 11: State News Roundup

As Connecticut lawmakers evaluate a proposal from Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) to create a transportation fund ‘lockbox’, a governor-appointed panel told the General Assembly’s transportation committee on March 9 that taxpayers are unlikely to support new revenue without...

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Fuel Taxes

Excise tax:

  • E85: 20.25 cents-per-gallon
  • Biodiesel: 28.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Propane: 21.35 cents-per-gallon
  • LNG: 17.1 cents-per-gallon
  • Alcohol and kerosene: 28.5 cents-per-gallon
  • CNG: $2.474 per thousand cubic feet

Fee: Special fuel dealer license required.

Fee for license: $25

Use: Highway User Tax Distribution Fund.

Source: Minnesota Revenue Fuel Excise Tax Rates & Fees & Minnesota Statute 296A.08

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environment and inspection fee (0.1 cent-per-gallon).

*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.