September 20, 2017
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Should the gas tax be replaced?


Gov. Paul LePage, in his biennial budget proposal, proposes ending the indexing of the gas tax – a mechanism that automatically raises it to match the rate of inflation. How should the hole this will create in the highway fund be filled? What mechanism should be used to raise revenue for maintaining roads and bridges? Should devices that track the miles a driver travels be mandated? What about more tolls?

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