TxDOT officials in January had agreed that the agency needs an additional $4 billion a year to maintain current traffic levels. Texas has increasingly relied on debt financing and tolls to expand the highway system.
As part of an effort to fight obesity, Darebin Council in northern Melbourne, Australia, is considering a “fat tax” which would impose whopping rate increases on fast food giants like McDonald’s and KFC.
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1913 – The United States introduces an income tax (More info)
1964 – Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time (More info)