Gas tax

One more sign that the Hutchison campaign is intellectually bankrupt

Nov 24, 2009 By Paul Burka

This was today’s daily blast from Joe Pounder of the Hutchison campaign: “When we should be focused on creating jobs and keeping our state’s economy strong, Rick Perry is openly promising higher gas taxes. That’s less money in Texans’ pockets and more money for TxDOT to waste on Perry pet…

Carona weighs in on the gas tax

Oct 21, 2009 By Paul Burka

I am posting on the main page of the blog this e-mail that I just received from Senator John Carona, chairman of the Senate committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, in response to my suggestion that the state gasoline tax should be increased by 50%. Look, folks. Paul Burka is…

Raise the gasoline tax?

Oct 21, 2009 By Paul Burka

In the comments to my earlier post, “Dewhurst hits bottom,” referring to the light gov’s op-ed piece in today’s American Statesman, I wrote about what I would have done to close the budget deficit. One of my recommendations would be to raise the gasoline tax, index it to inflation, and…