gasoline taxes

Five Ways the Government Could Make Oil Prices Fall

Fears over Mideast turmoil have pushed oil and gas prices sky high, which risks tipping the U.S. economy back in to a recession. But the government isn't powerless when it comes to oil prices: Here are five things that Washington and the states can do that would quickly reduce our pain at the pump.

The High Price of New Jersey's Cheap Gasoline Tax

At 10.5 cents per gallon, Jersey has the third-lowest gas tax in America. No governor has dared push to raise it, and Chris Christie isn't about to change that. Problem is: The state's trust fund that uses gas taxes is running dry -- at the worst time.