Koch-Backed Groups Ramp Up Gas Tax Attacks

Koch-Backed Groups Ramp Up Gas Tax Attacks

By Dave Bauer, executive vice president/advocacy, ARTBA The lobbying groups Freedom Partners (FP) and Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Feb. 20 released a report showing how much a 25-cent federal gas tax increase would impact average households in each state. The...
Highway Trust Fund & Infrastructure Package Focus of May Events

Highway Trust Fund & Infrastructure Package Focus of May Events

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The Feb. 12 release of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, combined with the recent budget deal and new tax law, should allow for Congress and the administration to spend the spring focused on key ARTBA issues. That’s...
Two-Year Budget Deal Ends Brief Government Shutdown

Two-Year Budget Deal Ends Brief Government Shutdown

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan budget deal Feb. 9 that ended the federal government’s second shut down this year and increased  defense and discretionary spending by nearly $300 billion over the next two years,...

Congressional Leaders Reach Two-Year Budget Deal

UPDATE: The Senate and House each passed the two-year bill Friday morning, Feb. 9. It was signed by President Trump, ending a brief government shutdown. By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...