Each year, a handful of cities, counties or states contemplates higher taxes on jet fuel to raise funds for projects that do not benefit the flying public or shippers, such as construction at airports used solely or predominantly by owners and operators of private aircraft. Many of these misguided attempts have been rejected as legislators fully consider the economic repercussions of such proposals. In fact, states like Arizona, Florida and North Carolina—whose economies are heavily ...

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