Just so you know, California isn’t the only state raising gasoline taxes.
As 2018’s second half starts, drivers in seven states face just-raised taxes on fuel, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
In fact, 27 states nationwide have increased gasoline taxes in the past five years – with Missouri voters facing an Election Day choice to become No. 28 with a gas-tax hike on their November ballot.
The underlying rationale for these tax hikes — spanning both red and blue states – is a relatively recent realization that more funds are needed for transportation projects, particularly road repair and improvements. Gas-tax receipts are down primarily because Americans use more fuel-efficient vehicles. Read more