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Voters Don't Punish Lawmakers for Gas Tax Increases
Almost all the state legislators who voted for a higher state gasoline tax last year won their 2016 primary races, according to an analysis of eight states that enacted laws to increase their state motor fuel taxes in 2015.  more »
Voters are willing to pay higher gas tax for more infrastructure spending, study says.
Maryland and Federal Transit Administration officials want a federal judge to restore funding for the $5.6 billion Purple Line light rail public-private partnership project that was shut down by court order in early August. more »
Significant cost overruns on an earlier light-rail program may affect November vote on Seattle’s $54 billion transit proposal. more »
More infrastructure spending at all levels of government would be best fix for California's congested, deficient roads, TRIP says. more »
Advocates say Colorado could unclog roads with an additional $1 billion each year for transit, sidewalks, and bike lanes. more »
Cash-strapped Louisiana faces huge expenses as a result of the three days of torrential rains that flooded the southern part of the state, state budget chief Jay Dardenne told a legislative panel Thursday. more »
State gasoline tax collections climb as more Americans hit the road, giving states additional borrowing capacity. more »
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie opens the general fund to restart transportation project stalled over fight with lawmakers. more »
A big increase in New Jersey's gasoline tax would restart work on $3.5 billion of stalled road projects, Gov. Chris Christie said. more »
Both presidential candidates should focus more on rebuilding U.S. infrastructure, former officials urge. more »
Austin, Texas, council unanimously puts a $720 million mobility bond referendum to fund rebuild of city streets to November vote. more »
Illinois officials are asking road builders for input on a P3 project to add toll lanes to an existing interstate highway. more »
Rep. Chris Van Hollen has introduced a bill that would create a federal green bank to provide loans and loan guarantees to help regional, state and local green banks finance clean energy and energy efficiency projects. more »
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a pilot program to test a vehicle-miles-traveled road fee system. more »

Dean Fuleihan, New York City’s Director of Management and Budget, sits down with The Bond Buyer’s Senior Marker Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the city’s fiscal 2017 budget. Fuleihan also discusses the city’s aging infrastructure and what it takes to get the right balance between maintaining the old and building the new.

While there is something wild about callable premium bonds, fortunately there may be a way to tame them.

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