Looming Highway Debate Stirs Tax Fight
from The Hill
A fight over raising taxes has bloomed as the chief obstacle to passing a desperately needed multiyear transportation bill by the end of July, raising the specter of a possible shutdown of highway programs. Senate Finance Committee Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is tasked with finding a way to pay for a multiyear deal, has ruled out the prospect of raising taxes, putting him on a collision course with Democrats.
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