What to Do About the Gas Tax?

Source: Penelope Lemov, Governing, Public Finance, January 17, 2013

Two states, two different approaches for fixing how we pay for roads. … This year, gasoline taxes are on a number of state legislative agendas. But raising the tax is taking a backseat to newer approaches. One would use vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) rather than gas consumed as the base for assessing road use. The other would get rid of the state gas tax altogether and replace it with an increase in the sales tax. …