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Gazette opinion: Politics leave Highway Trust Fund running on empty

The highways America needs can’t be built in five months. Major projects may take years of planning and multiple years for construction.

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House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

Montana won't likely have to hit the brakes on its summer road construction after a last-minute federal budget patch passed Tuesday in the U.S. House.

July 15, 2014 5:33 pmLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Highway Trust spending will shrink 30% if Congress does nothing

WASHINGTON — It's time for a primer on the Highway Trust Fund, which looms as the next battle in Congress' unending budget wars.

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Gazette opinion: Time to refuel America’s Highway Trust Fund

America’s transportation program is running on empty.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Snowmobilers want more money for trails

Snowmobilers want more money for trails

Money from last summer’s 10-cents-per-gallon fuel tax hike does more than fund the state’s highways.

January 27, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Tax increase fuels Wyoming road projects

State transportation officials plan to use revenue from the new fuel tax hike to begin 52 highway projects over the next three years — but only one in Casper.

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WyDOT set for new projects with fuel tax increase

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to get to work on 19 additional highway projects over the next year now that lawmakers have approved a 10-cent-per-gallon increase in the state fuel tax.

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Governor signs Wyoming fuel tax increase into law

Governor signs Wyoming fuel tax increase into law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a gallon.

February 15, 2013 1:53 pm Photos

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Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, seated, listens to Sen. Michael Von Flatern, R-Gillette, second from the right, explain the state's need for higher fuel taxes on Fri., Feb. 15, 2013, at the State Capitol in Cheyenne. Mead later signed a bill into law to raise the state fuel tax 10 cents a gallon. St…

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Fuel Tax

Fuel Tax

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, seated, explains the state's need for higher fuel taxes on Fri., Feb. 15, 2013, at the State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Mead later signed a bill into law to raise the state fuel tax 10 cents a gallon. Standing behind Mead, from left to right, are George Parks of the Wy…

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Wyoming Senate passes fuel tax hike

Wyoming Senate passes fuel tax hike

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon cleared its final vote in the state Senate on Thursday. It now heads to Gov. Matt Mead, who has said he favors a tax hike.

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Wyoming Senate gives first approval to fuel tax hike

CHEYENNE -- The Senate gave tentative approval Tuesday to a bill to raise the state fuel tax by ten cents per gallon to provide a permanent source of revenue for the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

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Fuel tax hike compromise dies

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to lessen the financial impact of a state fuel tax hike failed on the Senate floor Monday.

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Wyoming House approves fuel tax increase

Wyoming House approves fuel tax increase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House voted 35-24 in favor of a 10-cent increase in the state fuel tax Friday after beating back efforts to phase in the hike and to kill it altogether.

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Fuel tax up for 3rd House vote

Fuel tax up for 3rd House vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State lawmakers took a wait-and-see approach to a pair of highway funding bills in the days before Friday's third and final vote in the House on a contentious fuel-tax hike.

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Fuel tax increase passes second vote in Wyoming House

Fuel tax increase passes second vote in Wyoming House

CHEYENNE — A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared a second vote in the state House of Representatives.

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Fuel tax bill narrowly passes first House vote

Fuel tax bill narrowly passes first House vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to increase the state fuel taxes by a dime narrowly passed its first test Wednesday on the floor of the Wyoming House.

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Committee advances fuel tax increase proposal

Committee advances fuel tax increase proposal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Proclaiming that Wyoming needs to find a long-term, predictable source of highway funding, a legislative committee Monday advanced a bill that would raise fuel taxes.

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Legislative panel endorses Wyoming's gas tax increase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Legislature's Joint Revenue Committee has endorsed increasing Wyoming's fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and raising motor vehicle registration fees by $10.

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State should set aside funds for big items, Mead says

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state should look at diverting some savings to pay for big-ticket spending items coming before the Legislature early next year, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

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