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TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Senate has begun deliberations over a bipartisan plan to provide $550 billion in new spending for a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, public transit, broadband, and the electrical grid. The good news is that lawmakers avoided raising taxes to cover the cost of the new spending and instead used
TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Policymakers broadly agree that investments by the federal government in highways, mass transit, and other modes of transportation are crucial to facilitate the nation’s economic activity, but they can’t seem to agree on how to fund such investments. The current debate is over corporate income taxes, and therein lies the problem. The standard
TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Both the federal government and the states raise revenue for infrastructure spending through taxes on motor fuel and vehicles. The states also collect fees from toll roads and other road charges. This system constitutes a well-designed user fee system, as taxes paid by users of infrastructure are dedicated to building and maintaining infrastructure.