State News


Jan. 28: State News Roundup

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) proposed an increase in the state motor fuel tax during his Jan. 26 State-of-the-State address. Read More *** A plan to increase the Alaskan state gas tax received its first legislative hearing Jan. 26. The state is currently facing a...

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ARKANSAS: Bond Measure—Issue #1(2012)

This successful and highly effective ballot initiative campaign in Arkansas produced a sales tax increase in 2012.  Arkansas voters approved Issue 1, a half-cent sales tax increase to go toward a $1.3 billion bond for a 4-lane state highway network as well as for road...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Special Motor Fuel Tax Rates: Alternative fuels taxed on a gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) basis. Rates are determined by the number of vehicles licensed to use that specific fuel within the state.

  • Diesel: 22.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Biodiesel Mixture: 22.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Gasohol: 21.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG): 16.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Natural Gas (CNG/LNG): 5 cents-per-gallon
  • Ethanol/Methanol: 21.5 cents-per-gallon

Fee: Annual flat fee special fuel user’s permit, based on vehicle’s gross weight rating.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environmental fee (0.3 cents-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.