Lawmakers reject funding options
Fearing an election-year backlash over raising taxes of any kind, federal lawmakers are taking various options for highway funding off the table one by one. Bloomberg News breaks down the status of many current funding proposals.
The most practical solution is to raise federal fuel taxes. However, it is the most visible option with the biggest potential to cost votes for the politicians who support it. Other less visible options include taxing oil at the refinery level, but that would still impact fuel costs and likely cost votes.
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