As the war in Ukraine continues and gas prices rise, several recent proposals have been put forth by legislators and political candidates alike involving the reduction of gas taxes. One recent proposal, Senate Bill 10, would reduce state gas tax rates by a third and backfill those monies with a combination of unspent federal COVID relief monies and float a bond in order to sustain the state’s highway construction program. While we applaud the attempt to hold the state’s highway fund harmless, APC’s Executive Board has adopted a position (go here to view) that such a gas tax “holiday” should not lead to future debt incurred by the Motor License Fund. A recent news story by WITF outlined the many pitfalls of gas tax holidays and APC cautioned that adopting such short term approaches could have long term consequences.