Gas Tax Hike to Fix CA Roadways

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.

 
 

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