Your pick: potholed roads or pricier petroleum.
Especially in states that have not raised gasoline taxes in years, these revenues
typically spent on transportation -- have dwindled. At the same time, inflation has cut into their purchasing power.
So, even as gasoline prices flirt with the $4.11 per gallon record set in July 2008, a handful of cash-strapped states are taking a look at raising gas taxes.
So far this year, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Nebraska introduced legislation hiking their gas taxes and Arkansas might boost its diesel fuel tax, according to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Tax Foundation. Conversely, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming already have shot down proposed increases this year, NCSL records show.