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A Road Forward: Enhancing America’s Infrastructure Without Raising Taxes

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A Road Forward: Enhancing America’s Infrastructure Without Raising Taxes

04.11.19 05:33 AM

Arlington, VA*– Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today launched a six-figure campaign advocating solutions for improving America’s infrastructure without imposing new burdens on consumers through a 25-cent per gallon gas tax hike, which would*impact*virtually every aspect of the economy. Coinciding with the launch of the campaign, AFP*and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce*is*also releasing an updated state-by-state analysis of the real-life*consequences*that such a tax increase would have on people across the country. Updated State-by-State Analysis of a 25-Cent Per Gallon Federal Gas Tax Increase According to the analysis, households across all fifty states would face hundreds of dollars in higher taxes at the gas pump. Notably, households in states like Wyoming, Texas, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Mississippi*could*see a new tax burden ranging*on-average*from $350 to $390 per year. Furthermore, the total state and federal tax burden would climb to over $1.00 per gallon in Pennsylvania, 96-cents in California, 92-cents in Washington, 87-cents in Hawaii, and 87-cents in New York. Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips issued the following statement: “Before asking Americans to pay even more at the* gas pump, lawmakers should make what we currently raise go further, for example by stopping the diversion of gas tax funds to projects that […]

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