Nearly All States Received More Funding Than They Contributed in Highway Taxes Since 2005

Herr, Philip R.
August 2010
GAO Reports;8/3/2010, preceding p1
Government Document
The article presents a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the federal funding for highway taxes since 2005 in the U.S. It examines the provisions used to address rate-of-return issues across the states. It also determines the additional factors that affect the relationship between contributions to the Highway Trust Fund and the funding states receive.


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