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State Facts - Gas Tax

(Source: Building America's Future) 

20 States Considering Gas Tax Increases in 2017

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California (12 cent increase approved)
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana (10 cent increase approved)
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana (4.5 cent increase approved)
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon (10 cent increase approved)
  • South Carolina (12 cents approved)
  • Tennessee (6 cent increase approved)
  • Texas (diesel)
  • West Virginia (3.5 cents approved)
  • Wisconsin

24 States that Passed Gas Tax Increases Since 2013

  • California (12 cent increase)
  • Georgia (7 cent increase)
  • Idaho (7 cent increase)
  • Indiana (10 cent increase)
  • Iowa (10 cent increase)
  • Maryland (5 cent increase indexed to inflation)
  • Massachusetts (3 cent gas tax increase indexed to inflation – but was overturned by voters in November 2014)
  • Michigan (7.3 cent increase and indexing)
  • Montana (4.5 cent increase)
  • Nebraska (6 cent increase)
  • New Hampshire (4 cent increase)
  • New Jersey (23 cent increase)
  • Oregon (10 cent increase)
  • Pennsylvania (gradual shift in fuel tax from retail to wholesale)
  • Rhode Island (approved indexing gas tax)
  • South Carolina (12 cents)
  • South Dakota (6 cent increase)
  • Tennessee (6 cent increase)
  • Utah (5 cent increase)
  • Vermont (6 cent increase)
  • Virginia (replaced gas tax with sales tax increase)
  • Washington (11.9 cent increase)
  • West Virginia (3.5 cent increase)
  • Wyoming (10 cent increase)

14 States That Have Increased Fees on Fuel Efficient Vehicles

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

*27 states considered such increases in 2017

Success of Local Ballot Referenda (Center for Transportation Excellence)

  • The success rate of ballot initiatives from 2000 to 2015 is 71%
  • In November 2016 there was a 70% success of local ballot initiatives that sought to increase funding for transportation
  • In November 2015 there was a 68% success rate
  • In November 2014 there was a 69% success rate
  • In November 2013 there was a 73% success rate
  • Success rate in 2010 was 78%

2016 saw the largest number of ballot initiatives ever with a total of 77

There was $200 billion in ballot initiatives during 2016 - the highest amount ever

Communities in 25 states had ballot measures pending in 2016 – the highest number of states ever

The number of ballot initiatives each year has steadily risen from 57 in 2004 to 77 in 2016