Congress is kicking the can down the road again on fixing the nation’s highway system. Lawmakers last week took the tired but necessary step of extending the 2005 highway funding law, the 10th such extension. Allowing all highway funding to lapse in July would have meant fewer projects and lost jobs. But given that efforts to pass a new highway bill have stalled over how to fund it, it’s time for Congress to rethink its reliance on a gas tax.
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