California gas tax go up again It took place in July, even though the state already imposes the highest gasoline tax rate in the nation.
Starting July 1st, pump prices will increase by 4 cents per gallon and the excise rate will increase from approximately 54 cents per gallon to approximately 58 cents per gallon.
The average gas price in California is more than $1.25 higher than the national average. On Friday, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California was $4.83according to AAA, the national average was $3.54.
In 2017, the California State Legislature Road Repair and Liability LawThe act raised transportation-related taxes with the goal of using the proceeds to improve the state’s roads, road safety, and public transportation system.
State excise taxes on fuel increase annually to adjust for inflation.
Prior to the enactment of this law, the last time the state excise tax was raised on gasoline was in 1994. According to the bill, it is the “largest transportation investment in California history.” Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
A group of Republicans opposed the bill, but the bill was primarily supported by Democrats.
A California Republican congressional delegation sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday, urging him to stop raising the gas tax.
“This tax increase will place an unnecessary burden on Californians who are already struggling with the high cost of living in the state,” he said. letter To read.
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In San Diego, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $4.87 on friday. The all-time high was $6.44 on Oct. 5, 2022, according to AAA.
California officials are considering changes to the state’s gas tax system in response to the rise of electric and hybrid vehicles in recent years.
One proposed system would charge drivers based on the number of miles driven, rather than the amount of fuel purchased, he said. caltrans.