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Washington's Gas Tax in Historical Perspective

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Publication Date: August 2005

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Marilyn P. Watkins

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Transportation (Transportation policy and planning)

Keywords: Tax structure; Federal contributions; State investment

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington

Abstract:

Examines the historical role of Washington's gas tax in the repair and upgrade of transportation infrastructure. Compares Washington's gas tax to that of other states to establish a positive causal link between investment from the gas tax and broad-based economic growth.