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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Hosed At The Pump: Where Are The Highest Gas Taxes In The Nation? – 4 June 2014

The Tax Foundation posted the following map of gasoline taxes.

The Tax Foundation says “Gas taxes are generally used to fund transportation infrastructure maintenance and new projects. While gas taxes are not a perfect user fee like tolls, they are generally more favorable than other taxes because they at least loosely connect the users of roads with the costs of enjoying them. However, some of our recent analysis shows that many states do not rely on gas taxes and tolls as much as they could, and instead fund substantial amounts of transportation from other sources like income and sales taxes.Continue reading