Biden’s Big, Bold, Surprising Plan for a Green Transition (I Hope)

Our energy policy is a mess. The president needs to devise a new strategy with America’s biggest oil producers.

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Biden Just Proposed a Gas Tax Holiday. Will It Work?

The president’s idea isn’t a new one. Republicans like Glenn Youngkin and Ron DeSantis got there first.

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High California Gas Prices Rattle Democrats Ahead of Midterms

“I don’t hear anything about the other national issues we’re focusing on in Washington,” a congressman said. A driver put it succinctly: “I’m really unhappy.”

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States Turn to Tax Cuts as Inflation Stays Hot

Tax reductions and rebates that are being proposed to help people cope could have the unintended effect of pushing prices higher.

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Sometimes, History Goes Backward

The seeming demise of Roe v. Wade is only part of the story.

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Here’s What $220 Billion Brings: New Casinos, Bail Laws and a Stadium

New York’s agreement on a $220 billion state budget includes a raft of nonfiscal measures, including a three-year window to resume the legal sale of to-go drinks.

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New York Weighs a Gas Tax Holiday, a Popular ‘Bad Idea’

With deadlock on many major issues, a proposal to provide relief to motorists has picked up steam.

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With Gas Prices at Record Highs, States Look at Cutting Taxes to Ease Strain

Actions by Maryland, Georgia and Connecticut could be followed by other states soon.

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Cut the Gas Tax? No, No, No.

There are better ways to help people squeezed by inflation.

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Democrats Weigh Gas Tax Holiday and Deficit Cuts as Inflation Mounts

Democrats are looking to revamp their legislative agenda to focus on relief for rising prices before November’s midterm elections while trying to salvage their social policy bill.

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Gas Price Increase Poses Challenge to U.S. Economy

Experts say a period of costlier fuel is likely to be brief. But if consumers start to assume otherwise, it could mean problems for Biden and the Fed.

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Eyeing One Big Economic Bill, Democrats Face Myriad Challenges

With bipartisan infrastructure talks coalescing around a plan that omits many of their top priorities, Democrats are vowing to push through their own package. It won’t be easy.

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Democrats Vow to Push Their Own Infrastructure Plan as Talks Drag On

As progressives balked at an emerging bipartisan deal, top Democrats said they hoped to move forward in July with a budget maneuver that would allow them to push through their own plan.

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Republicans Promise Counteroffer as Infrastructure Talks Falter

President Biden and Democrats are facing difficult decisions about how to move their infrastructure plan through Congress as bipartisan momentum flags.

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New Jersey Gas Tax Spikes Because of Coronavirus Impact

Taxes on gasoline and diesel increased by 9.3 cents a gallon on Thursday in a state once known for bargain fuel. The increase came a month after tolls on major roadways also went up.

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