Not all gas tax revenue goes to roads, bridges

info@islandpacket.comApril 29, 2013 

A recent editorial cartoon linking the gasoline tax rate with roadway conditions is misleading. Gas taxes are a great revenue source for government, but do not guarantee well-maintained roads. Gas taxes do fund road repairs, but are also used to underwrite public transportation projects. Like other taxes, gas taxes provide a tempting source of funding for legislators' pet projects. And those projects might not always include roads and bridges. Mary Louise O'Reilly Beaufort

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