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State Facts - Gas Tax

(Source: Building America's Future) 

27 States Considering Gas Tax Increases in 2019

  • Alabama (10 cent increase approved)
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas (3 cent increase approved)
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois (38 cent increase approved)
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio (10.5 cent increase approved)
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia (regional 7 cent gas tax for I-81 improvements)
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

30 States that Passed Gas Tax Increases Since 2013

  • Alabama (10 cent increase)
  • Arkansas (3 cent increase)
  • California (12 cent increase)
  • Georgia (7 cent increase)
  • Idaho (7 cent increase)
  • Illinois (38 cent increase)
  • Indiana (10 cent increase)
  • Iowa (10 cent increase)
  • Maryland (5 cent increase indexed to inflation)
  • Massachusetts (3 cent gas tax increase indexed to inflation – but was overturned by voters in November 2014)
  • Michigan (7.3 cent increase and indexing)
  • Montana (4.5 cent increase)
  • Missouri (approved 10 cent increase but voters rejected it on 11/6/18)
  • Nebraska (6 cent increase)
  • New Hampshire (4 cent increase)
  • New Jersey (23 cent increase)
  • Ohio (10.5 cent increase)
  • Oklahoma (5 cent increase)
  • Oregon (10 cent increase)
  • Pennsylvania (gradual shift in fuel tax from retail to wholesale)
  • Rhode Island (approved indexing gas tax)
  • South Carolina (12 cents)
  • South Dakota (6 cent increase)
  • Tennessee (6 cent increase)
  • Utah (5 cent increase)
  • Vermont (6 cent increase)
  • Virginia (replaced gas tax with sales tax increase in 2013 and 2019 7 cent regional increase along I-81)
  • Washington (11.9 cent increase)
  • West Virginia (3.5 cent increase)
  • Wyoming (10 cent increase)

28 States Have Fees on Electric Vehicles and Fuel Efficient Vehicles (BATIC Institute)

Success of Local Ballot Referenda 

  • The success rate of ballot initiatives from 2010 to 2019 is 81% (ARTBA)
  • In 2019 the success rate of local ballot initiatives that sought to increase funding for transportation was 89% (ARTBA)
  • In 2018 the success rate of local ballot initiatives that sought to increase funding for transportation was 79% (ARTBA)
  • In November 2017 there was a 88% success rate (Center for Transportation Excellence or CFTE)
  • In November 2016 there was a 70% success rate of (CFTE)
  • In November 2015 there was a 68% success rate (CFTE)

In 2019 there were 305 state and local ballot measures of which 270 were approved by voters for a total of $9.6 billion in one-time and recurring revenue (ARTBA)