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Raise the Gas Tax – 50 Times

States need to start raising their own gas taxes to repair crumbling roads and bridges.

It's more sensible in Iowa.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A political development of actual importance is occurring in Iowa this month: Democrats and Republicans are proposing to increase the state’s gas tax. Not only is this a rational way to raise revenue to repair bridges and roads, it's also a sensible response to the federal government's abdication of the task.

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