The increase is based on the state’s inflation index. Suddenly an extra 3.2 cents a gallon doesn’t seem so outrageous, does it? An additional 76 cents is tacked onto a gallon of gas. The California Department of Transportation is funding more than $16 million in transportation projects in Nevada County using gas tax money. This is set to increase for two consecutive years. The gas tax is projected to bring in about $7 billion this fiscal year to pay for much-needed repairs. California’s top epidemiologist told healthcare providers on Sunday to stop using a batch of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after a “higher than usual” number of people had apparent allergic reactions at a San Diego vaccination clinic. See the full list of the 63 stores slated to close by the end of 2020. The tax hike, which took effect on the first day of the new fiscal year, July 1, now brings California’s gas tax to 50.5 cents per gallon. This video file cannot be played. As seen on Today in LA on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. While side hustles that nurture the soul are not the highest-earning jobs, they allow you to feed your passions while padding your pocketbook. Continue Reading Below The 3.2 cent increase … One is the problem, familiar to all Los Angeles residents, that there are few alternatives to getting around by car. Disneyland killed its annual pass program. David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times. A separate road-improvement fee debuts next week for electric cars with a model year of 2020 or later. “Do you really want to depress behavior that could help the economy in the midst of a pandemic and recession?” asked Rob Peroni, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin who focuses on tax issues. Alcoholic Beverage Tax, California Tire Fee, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee, Electronic Waste Recycling Fee, Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge and Prepaid 911 Surcharge for Telecommunication Service Suppliers, Energy Resources Surcharge (Electrical),Fire Prevention Fee, International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) including CA Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax (DI) Program In many ways, gas taxes are like cigarette taxes. 12. Jeff Brain helped lead the 2002 San Fernando Valley secession movement. Seems minor compared to last year’s 18c/gal gas tax increase. California – 3.2c/gal. SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s gas tax is going up again as of July 1. The increase raises the tax to 30 cents a gallon, with adjustments for inflation starting in 2020 that could make it even more expensive. The 3.2 cent boost brings the total gas tax to around 50.5 cents a gallon. In rural Northern California, small public health departments battle COVID-19 in a region where skepticism of the virus runs deep. Amazon workers in Alabama to vote on union by mail starting in February. His work runs in newspapers across the country and has resulted in a variety of laws protecting consumers. Amazon workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., will start voting by mail in February on whether to form a union. Trending. Home of the Week: A Bel-Air showplace atop a golf course. There are two big elephants in the room. Taxes on California diesel fuel are going up as well. Options are limited, and transit times can be two to three times longer than traveling by car. As of Wednesday, the tax is increasing by 3.2 cents per gallon. The gas tax increased from 16.2 CPG to 21.2 CPG on July 1, 2020, totaling 5 CPG in the first year. They also serve to deter behavior that society views as undesirable. Hot Property: Trevor Noah buys a $27.5-million mansion in Bel-Air. The gas tax is intended to fix that. California's gas tax increases by nearly six cents per gallon to more than 60 cents per gallon, making it the highest in the nation. The other problem is that a gas tax is regressive in nature, which means it has a disproportionate impact on lower-income people who may have no choice but to drive to and from work every day. Fight against COVID-19 hits wall of defiance, suspicion in rural California: ‘The excuses just go on’. “So this tax increase will cost the typical family of four 13 cents per day or $4 per month,” he said. Then again, nobody likes having to perform major car repairs after slamming into a pothole. Orange County Man Lived for Months Inside Chicago's O'Hare Airport, Prosecutors Say, When to Expect the Peak of This Week's Powerful Winds, Copyright © 2021 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. The same thinking would make sense for use of roadways — the people who drive the most should pay more. Personally, I have no problem with electronically tracking my driving if that could lower my fuel and insurance costs. The gas tax increase was estimated to generate $54 billion over a decade. Illinois – 0.7c/gal. Another fuel tax rate increase in California is set to take effect the first of the month. Nobody likes higher taxes. Look, I get it. Revenue raised can be applied to what economists call “negative externalities,” or unintended consequences. Bicycle proponents blame large SUVs and more autos on the road, instead of fewer auto lanes.