Will Calif. Gas Tax Increase Drive People Away?

Eric Scheiner | March 31, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to raise more money for roads and it’s going to come from a 12-cent gas tax hike per gallon.

KTXL-TV reports many residents are (surprise) not happy about another tax increase.

“Pretty ready to go back to Texas where gas is only $2.15 a gallon and my registration is only $58," Kayela Marsh told the station.

“Honestly, I’m going to get the heck out of California,” Jeff Law told KTXL.



[Gas is so expensive in California] it's to the point where it's getting so ridiculous that I was just thinking about possibly getting a hybrid," said Darrell Alder, who was at the DMV on Broadway in Sacramento on Wednesday.

Hybrids don't save owners from higher DMV registration fees under the plan, which includes a $100 annual fee for hybrids.

"I wish we could have better leaders," Maria Rubio said.

Others want more federal money to help California.

"I feel like instead of them building that wall, they should use that money and fix the roads," said Carla Lawrence.

Uh-huh. Because why have national security when one state could have better roads? I'm sure the taxpayers in Kansas will be thrilled they are paying for those California roads.

I don't know about you, but I'm with Maria. California could use some better leaders, not more tax dollars.


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