California Now Has Highest Gasoline Taxes in USA

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    Jul 01, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    Ugh....

    The tax hike gives the Golden State the highest gas tax in the nation, at 71.9 cents per gallon.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/01/california-gas-tax-hike-goes-into-effect/
  • Apparition

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    Jul 02, 2013 8:29 AM GMT
    4.84/gallon
    1.28/L

    Is what we paid today here. And it's OUR Canadian Oil.
    So really, with the same supplier and costs in all likelyhood, we are subsidizing you.


    My sister just paid in London:

    7.98 dollars/gallon
    1.40 pounds/L
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    Jul 02, 2013 11:27 AM GMT
    I think I'm gonna move to Cali and start selling bicycles. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 02, 2013 12:04 PM GMT
    Alaska has the lowest gas taxes in the country, you could move there. That's the great thing about free choice, if you hate the way your state operates or taxes you, you can always move.
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    Jul 02, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    madfacts saidAlaska has the lowest gas taxes in the country, you could move there. That's the great thing about free choice, if you hate the way your state operates or taxes you, you can always move.


    Believe me, I have been thinking of moving, the taxes here are totally ridiculous. But California - and the Los Angeles area - is just so beautiful. Here in LA I've got the beach (though the water is usually frigid), a great metropolis, and snow covered mountains (in the winter) all within about an hour's drive.
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    Jul 03, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
    Good. The City needs to continue to put the squeeze on automobiles so that more people will shift to more sustainable transportation options. "Walkable Cities" are leading thought in urban planning and are the way of the future.
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    Jul 03, 2013 10:02 AM GMT
    Dry your eyes sock. We pay close to $8 per US gallon in the UK (even though we produce most of the oil we use). The sky still hasn't fallen. I think higher gasoline prices are a good way of cutting down on air pollution and speeding. I say tax gasoline till the pips squeak (and I am a car driver living in a rural area).

    Third 'making fewer car journeys' as petrol prices rise
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13863089

    Fuel prices 'encouraging motorists to slow down'
    http://www.admiral.com/news-articles/4720/fuel-prices-encouraging-motorists-to-slow-down/
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    Jul 03, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    I thought California's gasoline taxes helped subsidize public transportation and such.

    Nevertheless, I'm with GAMRican, they can go as high as they want. Just as I'd never whine about cigarette taxes.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 05, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    New York is a very close second with gasoline taxes. Although Andrew Cuomo & Co. will probably do anything to jack up New York's gasoline taxes to make them the highest in the US because we New Yorkers love getting taxed to death.