With the Highway Trust Fund set to expire three weeks from today on July 31, 2015, the Washington Post has published an opinion piece detailing how a celebrated conservative President used a conservative argument to get Congress to do something unexpected but necessary — raise the gas tax. Read it here: “Follow Reagan’s example, and fill up America’s highway fund”
Released in May, the report details the story behind the Highway Revenue Act of 1982. While seen as a triumph of bipartisanship, the politics behind the increase were much more complicated. The report sheds light on how Congress can potentially work together today to reach a solution for our current highway trust fund crisis.