Infrastructure & Environment

Despite Their Carbon Rebellion, States Prepare for the Worst

While more than a dozen states are fighting the new federal rules to reduce carbon emissions, many officials fear that ignoring them would be far worse.

Why Texas May Tap Its Rainy Day Fund During Boom Times

The state's economy is attracting 1,500 new residents a day, but growth is costing billions of extra dollars in road and traffic maintenance every year.

The Economic Case for Free Bridges and Roads

It’s easy for officials to forget that the price of public goods should be kept low in order to increase use and promote economic growth.

Will Another State Repeal Automatic Gas Tax Hikes?

After two decades of leaving its gas tax untouched, Massachusetts tied the rate to inflation. In November, voters could join the list of states that repealed the automatic increase.

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