Some states, if not Texas, may raise them for better roads

Houston Chronicle 2/18/14 By Ryan Holeywell

A growing number of drivers are paying higher prices at the pump, as lawmakers across the country continue to view gasoline taxes as a handy way to pay for highway projects.

Advocates say the tax hikes help provide much-needed funding for improving transportation infrastructure.

But at least some energy industry players say anything that raises consumer prices has the potential for cutting their profits.

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