ND Legislature declines gas-tax increase for transportation infrastructure
The North Dakota Senate’s decision to vote down a bill to raise the state’s gas tax is completely incongruent with some senators’ contention that owners of #electricvehicles and hybrids need to pay a “road-use fee” to cover their share of road construction and maintenance.
If there’s no need to raise the gas tax, why stick it to EV and hybrid owners?
Backwards Bill Would Deter People from Purchasing Electric Vehicles – IV Words, Jan. 17, 2019
N Dakota Senate passes bill creating road use fee for hybrid and electric vehicles – Green Car Congress, Jan. 31, 2019
Despite pleas for road funding, North Dakota Senate rejects gas tax increase – Grand Forks Herald, Feb. 4, 2019
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