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Running on empty: Why Trump may usher in the biggest gas tax hike ever

To explain why the government may finally adjust the 18.4-cent-a-gallon tax, here's a historical snapshot

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The White House aims to boost what the federal government spends on big public works projects by about US$200 billion over the next decade as a part of its plan to fix the nation’s ailing infrastructure. So far, it’s unclear how the Trump administration plans to pay for most of this spending surge at a time when revenue is about to fall due to massive tax cuts.
As the director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, I’ve studied both taxes on energy and

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First Published: Feb 28 2018 | 10:36 AM IST

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