Governor Jerry Brown announced a plan to hike gas taxes and vehicle fees to raise more than $52 billion to fix California’s roads and bridges. Critics are calling this the largest increase in state history.
The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes by 12 cents a gallon, which is a 43-percent increase. It also includes a sliding fee on vehicles, with owners of cheaper vehicles paying less.
Owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee, since they use public roads but don't pay gas taxes.