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California drivers, who pay some of the highest gasoline taxes in the nation, can expect to spend an additional 3.5 cents on every gallon starting this summer.
State tax regulators approved the increase this week, in part to keep tax revenue steady as the demand for gasoline drops. It adds up to around $21 a year for a driver who gets 23 mpg and puts 14,000 annual miles on the odometer, both of which are rough national averages.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Something I saw repeatedly over the years of trucking was something worth mentioning for this. Needles, California and Havasu, Arizona are only a few miles apart in terms of what the official location of the Pilot and Loves truck stops are on the Arizona side.
I repeatedly saw California C.H.P. crossing into Arizona and getting gas at the pumps there. This was at least 2 years ago for prices and I had seen it for a few years running, at least.
It makes quite a statement when a state's own State Police are going out of state for their gas..and it's only gotten worse.
Originally posted by Tardacus
This is a perfect example of why I never try to conserve on anything. Our local electric company has ads on T.V. urging people to conserve electricity.Why bother, if people conserved and used half of what they use now the electric company will just raise their rates to make up for the lost revenue.
The cost of maintenance for the lines and equipment as well as gas and maintenance for the service trucks and employee salaries will remain the same no matter how much or how little electric we use.
Originally posted by rangersdad
reply to post by ownbestenemy
Dont the citizens have to vote on tax increases? I didnt think that a government agency could just it on a whim like they are doing here.
SEC. 17. The Board of Equalization consists of 5 voting members:
the Controller and 4 members elected for 4-year terms at gubernatorial elections. The State shall be divided into four Board of Equalization districts with the voters of each district electing one member. No member may serve more than 2 terms.