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Legislation Could Reduce Risk of Retirees Outliving Savings

Ben Ritz / Blog October 27, 2016

The vast majority of 401(k) plan participants and their beneficiaries are on their own to make savings last throughout the remainder of their lives.

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Congress Goes Off-Road with Highway Funding Bill

Ben Ritz / Blog June 16, 2015

Spending on transportation in the U.S. has been run off the road by policymakers who have neglected to arrange a sustainable source of revenue.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Maintain Highway Trust Fund

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog June 20, 2014

Earlier this week, Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced bipartisan legislation that would shore up the Highway Trust Fund by increasing federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel by 6 cents per gallon over each of the next two years and indexing these taxes to inflation thereafter. According to the release, the proposal would raise $164 billion over the next decade, closing the trust fund’s shortfall during that time.

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