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Washington State Lawmakers OK Gas Tax Hike, GO Bonds for Roads
July 2, 2015 Washington State's compromise 16-year, $16 billion transportation plan includes gasoline tax increase and $5.3 billion of...

Gasoline Tax to Increase in Six States
June 30, 2015 Gasoline taxes go up July 1 in six states to fund local highway projects while federal gasoline tax remains at 1993 level.

States Wary of Looming Highway Funding Deadline
June 29, 2015 States are making plans for another short-term extension or a possible cutoff of federal transportation funding on July 31.

Maryland Moves Ahead With $2 Billion Rail P3
June 26, 2015 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gives preliminary approval to progress on halted $2 billion Purple Line P3 light rail project.

Interstate Tolls Seen As Untapped Source For P3s
June 25, 2015 Allowing states to levy tolls on interstates would solve the revenue problem hobbling highway P3s, advocates tell Senate...

Six-Year Highway Bill Sent To Senate
June 24, 2015 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee adopted a six-year highway bill with a 4.6% boost in federal funding.

Senators Propose Stable Highway Funding
June 23, 2015 The Senate Environment and Public Work Committee’s six-year transportation proposal would provide about $43 billion a year of...

Hatch Dismisses Talk Of Gasoline Tax Hike
June 18, 2015 A gasoline tax increase is not going to be the revenue solution for a multiyear highway bill, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said...

Ryan Takes Gas Tax Hike Off Table; Says Short-Term HTF Fix Inevitable
June 17, 2015 The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has ruled out raising the federal gas tax to support a multiyear...

Senate Democrats Set Mid-July Deadline For Multiyear Highway Bill
June 16, 2015 Senate Democrats said they want progress on a highway bill before the current short-term fix expires July 31.


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP attorneys take a look at the Securities and Exchange Commission settlements with 36 municipal securities underwriters pursuant to the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative.

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