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Restoring Highway Solvency by Increasing Current Revenue

Without a fix soon, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) will run out of money this summer, slowing down infrastructure projects across the nation. Our...

Murphy-Corker: A Responsible Solution for Highways and an Irresponsible One for Tax Extenders

Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bob Corker (R-TN) announced a proposal this week to close the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) shortfall by increasing the...
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Trust or Bust: Fixing the Highway Trust Fund

Update: After publication we wrote a series of blogs providing options for offsets or to bring spending and revenue in line. As well in May 2015 we...

Repatriation Tax Holiday Doesn't Work As a Highway Trust Fund Offset

With the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) running low and the threat of disrupting highway construction later this summer, lawmakers are scrambling to come...

Postal Service Emerges as Offset for Highway Trust Fund

Bloomberg Businessweek reported last week that House Republicans are considering a plan that would utilize savings from U.S. Postal Service (USPS)...

Adding "TRUSTGO" to PAYGO Would Improve the Debt Situation

We have always have been proponents of paying for the costs of policies such as the tax extenders and doc fixes, since doing so would make a...
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Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Transportation Funding

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing May 6th titled, “New Routes for Funding and Financing Highways and Transit.” During the...

Administration Takes Up Transit Spending with the GROW AMERICA Act

The Administration recently submitted a $302 billion, four-year transit proposal to Congress to address the chronic challenges facing surface...

Good News and Bad News for Federal Trust Funds

CBO’s latest budget outlook contained good news and bad news for some of the federal government’s largest trust funds. First,...

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