The Cowboys are making their way towards the Super Bowl. Garth Brooks is on tour. The World Health Organization is warning of a global health scare with origins in Africa. Police officers are accused of violating the civil rights of an unarmed African American man. And there’s serious talk in Congress about raising the federal … Read more
It’s time for guest posts! Today, Charles W. Horn III of the Commonwealth Trust Company, considers how to pay for all of those cars on the roadways. Should it be more taxes?
It’s time for guest posts! Today, attorney Steven Chung, explains the challenge of a vehicle miles traveled tax.
If those giant potholes and crumbling bridges are causing you concern, you’re in good company: a recent survey commissioned by AAA found that just over two-thirds (68%) of Americans believe that the federal government should be spending more on roads, bridges and mass transit systems. Only five percent of those surveyed thought that the federal … Read more
It could be a whole lot more expensive to drive your car in 2014 if one member of Congress successfully pushes through a proposal to raise the gas tax by 15 cents. But how much support does the bill have? You might be surprised.
A bill being explored in Pennsylvania would make the state the first in the country to tax the use of plastic bags at retail sites. But questions abound: Is it fair? Is it appropriate? And is it enough?
Spain is generating so much solar power, according to its government, that production capacity exceeds demand by more than 60%. To solve the problem, Spain’s government has a new idea: tax the solar panels.
Former GM exec Bob Lutz acknowledged that Americans wouldn’t embrace an increase to the federal gas tax – and he was right. There was a lot of reaction to my piece yesterday on Lutz’ recommendation that the federal gas tax be raised in 25 cent increments until gas prices reached $6 or $7 per gallon … Read more
Americans are addicted to gasoline, according to retired General Motors Vice Chairman Robert A. Lutz, and there’s only one cure: higher gas taxes. Lutz, who held positions at GM, BMW, Ford and Chrysler before returning to GM in 2001 spoke to a crowd earlier this month at the SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) 2013 World … Read more
We’re under an Excessive Heat Warning in Philadelphia. In May. Don’t get me started about how much this stinks. I am not a fan of hot weather – especially summer weather in spring. And yes, despite what it says in the sales papers, it’s still spring for another three weeks. The Weather Channel has offered … Read more