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With 3.5 cent increase (July 1), Calif. gas taxes will be highest in U.S.

GasBuddy Blog -- California's gas prices were almost the highest in the nation --second only to New York-- but that didn't stop state legislators from voting to take that notorious title from NY by increasing its excise tax on gasoline by 3.5 cents per gallon.

It takes effect on July 1.

The increase raises the excise tax from 36 cents per gallon to 39.5 cents per gal. and that brings the total combined federal, state and local gasoline tax for Californians to 70.6 cents per gallon.

According to an AP report the increase was necessitated due to a $157 million shortfall in gas-tax revenue in fiscal 2012, and, a projection of less fuel consumption by California drivers.

So whether they're conserving their budgets...


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Submitted Mar 04, 2013 By: PD
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snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 7:20:10 PM

Quess point is, they are going to charge more for fuel
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 9:12:57 PM

Gnusman53 would like it to be true that gasoline prices were higher under Bush in California. It is a matter of record that gasoline prices hit all time highs in California during the Obama regime, and they will be going much higher because of Obama.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 7:23:06 AM

as for CA taxes going up.. how else is CA paying for all the mandates they voted into effect?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 7:35:33 AM

no surprise, jg. Maintenance and fires in the refineries in the Midwest and West create bottlenecks.
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jgrun15k
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:58:16 PM

I've seen gas go up 26 cent in three day. That stupid what causes that?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:04:01 PM

Gnu: you're very correct.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:28:29 PM

Keep in mind just how many THOUSANDS of miles of roads the state has to maintain....
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:25:47 PM

Actually, there were higher gas prices in Calif under Bush.... in fact before the economic collapse, at least one gas station along Highway 1 was charging over $6 for a gallon....So the point about the price was what??? (grin)

[Edited by: Gnusman53 at 3/7/2013 9:27:20 PM EST]
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:20:28 PM

Actually, there were higher gas prices in Ca; under Bush.... in fact before the economic collapse, at least one gas station along Highway 1 was charging over $6 for a gallon....
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BluWahoo
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In October 2012 I was on vacation in San Diego..gas for regular at that time was $4.95 gal. Cali is a great place to visit with plenty to do...but too expensive to live compared to FLORIDA >> Hair gets lighter,skin gets darker,water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, nights get longer, and life is always better. Move to Florida and the gas prices aren't too high.
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snapper06
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I am very glad not live in California, feel sympathy for pockets of those that do
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JJ_Chicago
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California....whatever.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 7:43:41 PM

I don't care about CA, unless it affects my gas prices.
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Gnusman53
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As a certain midwest governor found out.... if you don't repair bridges... they will fall....and probably kill people...
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Gnusman53
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And factually speaking, no civilization survived that did as little as the GOP for infrastructure...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 6:16:21 PM

better yet.... a gas hog tax... for all vehicles getting less than....20 mpg
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 5:09:53 PM

They should lower the gasoline tax some and impose an annual mileage tax on EVs, CNG vehicles and other alternative fuel vehicles.
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snappytom2
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When you drive, you pay. A car sitting parked does not burn gas.
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 4:30:41 PM

70.1 cents per gallon in taxes here -- the highest in the country. That is more than $7 in taxes for every 10 gallons. And why not? This state leads the nation in the highest taxes of all sorts and the worst business environment in the country. Our unemployment rate is 3rd highest in the country at 9.8 percent, just behind Nevada and Rhode Island at 10.2 percent. We just raised income taxes and sales tax here, so we will likely sink lower in the growth of our economy. The DemocRATs in charge here are clueless about the economy. They don't understand why businesses, the wealthy and middle class are deserting this state. Yet the moron voters keep voting for them here.

Gov. Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown raised the gasoline tax when he was governor in the 70s. Back then he used the gasoline tax money for social welfare programs instead of on roads. After he left office, it took years to fix the roads that he left in disrepair. He is probably doing the same thing again now, but we won't know that until he leaves office and someone from the state government fesses up like last time.

No government has ever taxed itself to prosperity.

[Edited by: Alaydown at 3/5/2013 5:31:30 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:28:31 PM

lucky for them
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wow
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Should we be surprised?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:08:07 PM

I don't mind paying for it, but those money can be only used to fixed roads freeways, bridges, etc, no other dept. or politicians can touch it...
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:08:04 PM

How does this help California? I was thinking about driving through there on our vacation out west, but perhaps not with gas prices that high in CA.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:06:31 PM

hold on... not if Maryland's Martin O'Mally has anything to say about it!
Proposed $0.02 Jul '13; $0.07 Jan '14; and $0.07 Jan '15.
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This is what happens when the bureaucrats smoke pot.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:05:17 PM

It has taken some good jumps around here also. It's bad all over.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:05:10 PM

We're voting on a sales tax increase today here in LALAland. Predictions are that it will pass and so we'll be @ 9.5%. It's time to retire to Texas.
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200porter
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:04:19 PM

"a shortfall in gas-tax revenue" Are you kidding me? Lower prices and consumption goes up and therefore, tax revenue goes up.
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Glad I do not live anywhere near there. Sounds like a government failure to control revenue spending.
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We posted a reply to this article recently.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:01:23 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:01:09 PM

this is why the state is going broke but the left wing democrats dont care as long as they get a kickback
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:00:55 PM

passing it along to the little guy
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regasaz
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:59:34 AM

Old article.................. And CA. wonders why everyone is leaaving the state.
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05HD
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:58:53 AM

RAISE THE PRICE =BUY LESS=NEED MORE TAX=RAISE TAX ECT. ECT
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Everything keeps going up...except take home pay.
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sucks for cali
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As long as roads, bridges, and mass rail transit benefit, I'm all for it.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:54:12 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:53:21 AM

I wish we paid that much. Regular gas in Victoria BC went from $4.60 a gallon to $5.20 overnight.
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yep, read it yesterday
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Wow, talk about getting screwed.. MAKE IT STOP..
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:51:31 AM

ok
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Not only are oil companies greedy but our Government is also. I love competition. NOT!!!!
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Just how much blood can you get out of a turnip?
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California has gone from the place to be to the place to be from.
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Well they will run out of other peoples money adding tax on top of tax and look for a bail out from the rest of us. The self inflicted wounds are the worst.
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in California , if it sounds stupid. It's likely a law or about to be one,
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These politicians don't get it ...
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Old news
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