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It’s Time to Raise the Gas Tax

Industry organizations have been quietly advocating for an increase in the gasoline sales tax – aka user fees – for a long time. After all, it has not been raised since 1993. The Highway Trust Fund is clearly ailing.

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What’s Up Ahead?

This is our 2018 Outlook/Forecast issue, and thus it is that time of year when it makes sense to take stock of where we are and where we are going.

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What Sand Shortage?

A strange phenomenon happened in the national and international media this year. Stories began appearing about a global sand shortage:

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Nothing Beats Experience

As I write this, I am proud to note that I am celebrating my 30-year anniversary as a trade press editor. Of that 30 years, almost 25 has been spent covering the aggregates industry.

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Hurricane Hell

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area hard. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas called the storm “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced,” and said the region would not recover anytime soon.

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