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March 4: State News Roundup

State Legislative Activity The South Carolina Senate introduced a deal to increase transportation funding by $400 million, transferred annually from the state’s General Fund. The Senate will debate the bill on March 8. Read More. After passing competing bills, Indiana...

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This unsuccessful campaign in the Nevada state legislature failed to increase the state gasoline tax to fund transportation improvements throughout the state.  Nevada’s proposed legislation included an annual two-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase to fund state...

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Nevada Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise Tax:

  • Biodiesel and biomass-based diesel, including blends, and liquefied natural gas (LNG): 27 cents-per-gallon.
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): 6.4 cents-per-gallon.
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG): 21 cents-per-GGE.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Inspection and cleanup fee (0.805 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.