Monday, August 18, 2014

In the News: Wisconsin's Gasoline Tax (Part 1)

Gas tax increase for road work? Scott Walker, Mary Burke leave door open. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/18/2014)

The Walker Plan.   Walker has repeatedly opposed raising taxes and has said he plans to reduce overall taxes every year he is in office. 

But in a written statement he signaled an openness to raising taxes to support transportation while cutting other taxes more deeply.

Wisconsin's total gasoline taxes and fees is just above the national average:  $32.90 vs. $31.22.

SourceAmerican Petroleum Institute.

Figures do not include an 18.4 cents a gallon federal excise tax.

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