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Rethinking How We Pay for Transportation

Has the time come to reconsider the way we pay for transportation? Should the Highway Trust Fund and its fuel tax revenue continue as the main source of funds for the federal transportation program? If not, what are the alternatives? And more broadly, is the age of heavy reliance on federal funding drawing to a close? These questions are no longer outside the realm of a serious policy debate. They have been raised by a number of respected ...

Virginia Considers Increased Tobacco Interdictions, Regulations

The Commonwealth of Virginia is considering forcing retailers to get licenses to sell tobacco products, attempting to increase the difficulty of reselling Virginia-purchased tobacco in other states. Currently, Virginia laws do not restrict to whom wholesalers sell their products, and excise taxes are only applied during retail transactions. The Commonwealth State is one of 14 states without laws requiring cigarette retailers to obtain licensing before selling the products, and also has very low...

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