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    Report: GM lobbies against Michigan proposal for EV road tax
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    General Motors has no issues with the idea of better roads for Michigan, but when it comes to a special plug-in vehicle tax enacted to help pay for those repairs, the automaker is crying foul, Automotive News says. At least eight US states either having passed or proposed a special electric ...

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    Breaking: New Jersey considering electric vehicle tax
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    States and municipalities are getting creative as they look for ways to raise tax revenues from electric cars. More and more plug-in vehicles are on the roads each year, and as gasoline-engine vehicles become more fuel efficient, there's simply less fuel tax revenue coming in. New Jersey is ...

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    Report: Oregon proposes 1.5-cent-per-mile mileage tax for EVs, would also target 55+ mpg cars
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    Oregon government officials continue to consider a per-mileage tax for plug-in and highly fuel efficient vehicles. The reason? To boost road-improvement funds in one of the country's most progressive states, the Register-Guard from Eugene, OR, reports. Earlier this week, state officials held the ...

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    Report: Oregon lawmakers considering instituting mileage tax... again
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    In a move likely to cause an uproar across Portland-area coffeehouses, Oregon's state legislature is again considering instituting a per-mile tax on super-fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles. The state is looking to recuperate revenue lost because more fuel efficient vehicles on the road ...

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    Report: Bay Area studying taxing the miles we drive: good idea or worst idea?
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    In some ways, taxing people for the miles they drive makes sense. After all, we need money to keep roads in good shape and it already happens today, indirectly, through gasoline taxes. But when anyone talks about taxing the miles directly – i.e., through a mileage or "vehicle miles ...

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    Netherlands sees measurable results from fee-per-mile test program
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    Should drivers be charged a tax fee for the miles they drive? A controversial tax proposal over in the Netherlands calls for just that, with miles driven measured via a meter placed in vehicles. All eyes are on the Netherland's fee-per-mile trials, with the program's ability to ease traffic ...

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    Minnesota studying mileage-based user fee to replace gas tax
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    The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN-DOT) is looking to recruit 500 residents of Wright and Hennepin counties to test technology that could eventually be used to collect a mileage-based user fee (MBUF) in lieu of the state's gasoline tax. Cory Johnson, MN-DOT project manager, claims ...

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    2011 Ford Edge gets 19/27 mpg EPA ratings, tops mid-size V6 class
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    The 3.5-liter V6 edition of the revamped 2011 Ford Edge has received its official sticker fuel mileage ratings from the EPA and, like its more luxurious Lincoln MKX sibling, it has topped its class. The Edge is ranked at 19 miles per ...

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    3-Euro-cent-per-km mileage tax might become law in the Netherlands
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    A mileage tax has been in discussion here in the U.S., but doesn't look likley to become law. The situation is very different in the Netherlands, where the Dutch cabinet approved legislation that would replace ownership and sales taxes on automobiles with a 3 Euro cent (about 4.5 U.S. cents) fee ...

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    Pay-per-mile car insurance might come to California
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    The idea of paying for your insurance by the mile is not new. MileMeter, in Texas, offers pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) rates and California has been using mileage brackets to set insurance rates for years. A new, more precise PAYD system is under discussion in California that would give people who ...

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    Mileage tax gains support of House Transportation Committee chair
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    Earlier this year, new Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (R) briefly flirted with the idea of a mileage tax, where drivers would pay based on how far they drive. Briefly. Later, the State of Oregon released a study that found a way to "successfully" implement a mileage tax - GPS units and a ...

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    Oregon mileage tax program shows how to do it right
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    Earlier this year, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefly became an Internet comment piñata by suggesting the U.S. think about instituting a mileage tax. The idea went nowhere, but this doesn't mean that a mileage tax is unworkable anywhere. In fact, Oregon began considering a mileage ...

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    Transportation Secretary's mileage tax idea never leaves the ground
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    Over the weekend, we heard that the new Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood (R), was considering implementing a tax on the number of miles people drive each year to raise the funds for road infrastructure. The idea was solidly rejected by our readers - and very quickly by the Obama Administration. ...

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    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood considering mileage tax
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    For years, the federal gas tax has funded the development, repair and improvement of our nation's highways, but for the last few years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether it's a better idea to tax drivers based on the number of miles traveled or to continue taxing the purchase of ...

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    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick considers "Hummer Tax"
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    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) is said to be considering adjusting registration fees skyward for large, gas-guzzling vehicles while discounting the same for fuel-saving models. The controversial legislation has earned the nickname "Hummer Tax" since it is rather obviously geared towards ...

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    New road taxes may be necessary in the wake of high gas prices
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    According to James Ray, Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, the current system of deriving money for the upkeep of the nations roadways is "unpredictable and unsustainable." He adds, "Without a doubt, our federal approach to transportation is broken, and no amount of ...

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    Should we drop the gas tax altogether in favor of a mileage tax?
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    From this article, "U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters says that the federal highway trust fund will lack sufficient funding from taxes beginning in 2009. She has been pressing states to look for alternatives to gasoline taxes. 'The bottom line is that we are spending more than we take in, ...

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