Governor Floats Idea of Shifting Gas Tax

CBS News
October 15, 2014

Jon Peacock from the Wisconsin Budget Project agreed saying, “Basing the gas tax on the cost of motor fuel purchases rather than the volume doesn’t seem to be a carefully thought out idea.  Over time the Governor’s idea would probably raise more revenue for transportation spending, but revenue would fluctuate from month to month and year to year, as gas prices change.  The increased volatility in the gas tax would be bad for transportation planning and for Wisconsin families.” 

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