Fuel Management

Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

March 30, 2017

Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown via Wikimedia.
Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown via Wikimedia.

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The new revenue would also be used to increase mass transit.

Brown needs a two-thirds approval in both houses of the Legislature to approve the plan, which includes a 12-cent-per-gallon increase in the gasoline excuse taxes that would go into effect Nov. 1.

The plan also includes a new, annual vehicle fee that would average about $51 based on the value of the vehicle.


  1. 1. steve [ April 03, 2017 @ 05:04AM ]

    Keep in mind California is sitting on over $20 trillion in liquid investments which is almost half as much as the entire country of China and there is no need for a tax hike. MORE PUBLIC GETTING RIPPED OFF BECAUSE THEY ARE UNINFORMED BY THE FAKE NEWS !

  2. 2. Bobby Bare [ April 03, 2017 @ 07:13AM ]

    Jerry Brown LOVES additional DMV vehicle license fees. Just one look at my Class 8 truck registrations proves that! Yes, the transportation funds in California are at a low point. But when you raid the fund to pay for "social justice" (not my coined term) environmental programs, what did you really expect Governor? I am so glad you are termed out of office. You would rather build a high speed bullet train than repair our failing infrastructure. You are bonafide proof that socialism doesn't work.

  3. 3. Johnny [ April 03, 2017 @ 09:01AM ]

    Well i was going to comment, but it appears Steve and Bobby pretty much have it covered.


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