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Texas lawmakers look to overhaul ridesharing regulations

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, News, Regulations, State Government, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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A pair of  state senators are pushing measures that would take the regulation of ridesharing companies out of the hands of Texas cities. One would hand the authority over to the state government. The other would effectively get the government out of the regulatory business. Transportation network companies (TNCs) vacated Austin in May 2016 after the failure […]

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Scariest People of 2016: No. 4 Ron Nirenberg

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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His philosophizing on government — including “fiscal objections” to a hard-fought police contract — has some convinced he’s a freedom-loving libertarian. Far from it. City Councilman Ron Nirenberg is the scariest person in San Antonio.

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Mississippi gas tax hike likely on hold awaiting details on Trump infrastructure plan

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature likely won’t pass an increase in the state’s gasoline tax to help fund road and bridge improvements.

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Is Speaker Vos taking taxpayers for a ride in ambulance video?

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The roads on which Vos travels in the video have picked up significant funding, and stand to see record increases in the next biennial budget – without an increase to the state gas tax.

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Transportation wish list could hike gas taxes 28 cents per gallon, memo finds

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The speaker said no one is suggesting a 91 percent tax increase, that the suggestion is nothing short of “fear mongering.”

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Transportation week comes with gas tax-hike pressure

By   /  December 4, 2016  /  Governor, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“If we don’t fix our roads, sometimes, it could be a matter of life and death,” Vos warns

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