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Congress grapples with highway funding

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Congress is examining whether to increase the federal gasoline tax as a way to shore up financing for the nation’s aging highways and bridges. At issue is the 18.4-cents-per-gallon tax, which helps finance the Highway Trust Fund and hasn’t been raised since 1993. The federal fund covers about 45 percent of the cost of maintaining and building the nation’s highway system, bridges, tunnels and...

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