State News


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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Feb. 29: State News Roundup

Current low fuel prices make it a “good time” to increase motor fuel taxes in order to fund transportation projects, according to a Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research report released Feb. 15. The study concluded that businesses and...

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Feb. 19: State News Roundup

An additional $5 billion is needed over the next decade in order to address congestion problems on South Carolina’s interstates, Department of Transportation Officials said Feb. 10. Read More. Meanwhile, South Carolina Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) during a legislative...

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MISSISSIPPI: House Bill 265 (2013)

This unsuccessful legislative campaign with the Mississippi state legislature failed to pass House Bill 265 (HB 265)—a proposal to increase the tax associated with the wholesale price of gasoline.  HB 265 would have added a 6 percent tax to the wholesale price of...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise tax:

  • Distributors of compressed and liquid natural gas (LNG) must pay 18 cents-per-100 cubic feet for the ‘privilege of engaging in the business of selling or delivering CNG and LNG for use in a motor vehicle’.
  • 5.75 cents-per-gallon on all special fuels.

Fee: Annual decal required for motor vehicles using natural gas.

  • Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000-20,000 pounds: $225
  • GVWR greater than 20,000 pounds: $300
  • Farm vehicles greater than 10,000 pounds: $150

Source: Miss. Code Ann. § 27-59-11 (2015), 27-5-101, 27-55-519

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environmental fee (0.4 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.