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Senator Lee Wants to Shift Gas Tax Revenues to States

UTAH SENATOR MIKE LEE IS PROPOSING LEGISLATION, TO RADICALLY SHIFT FEDERAL GAS TAX REVENUES, TO THE STATES.

HIS "TRANSPORTATION EMPOWERMENT ACT" WOULD CUT UNCLE SAM'S TAX RATE, FROM 18.4 CENTS PER GALLON... TO JUST 3.7 CENTS A GALLON.

LEE SAYS THAT'S ALL THE FEDS NEED, TO MAINTAIN OUR NATIONAL INTERSTATE SYSTEM.

HE SAYS THE OTHER 15 CENTS A GALLON SHOULD GO TO THE STATES, TO MANAGE THEIR OWN ROAD REPAIR AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS.

THE SENATOR BELIEVES THE CHANGE WOULD ELIMINATE MUCH OF THE WASTE, NOW SPENT ON FEDERAL 'RED TAPE.'

 

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