Sacramento’s preoccupation with charging you more for driving appears to have gotten worse.
At least, it will if a San Francisco State Senator has his way.
Sen. Scott Weiner introduced a new bill that would charge drivers a tax for each mile they drive.
Democrats in the legislature have already given up on their new gas tax hike, which is crippling wallets of Californians rich and poor, saying it won’t raise enough revenue to fix roads.
In stark contrast, Republicans spent months leading into the gas tax vote pushing alternatives that provided pre-existing revenue to fund infrastructure repair.
The tax is acting as a double-edged sword for environment-saving Democrats, who run the risk of alienating drivers of gas-efficient vehicles, San Francisco’s CBS affiliate discovered:
None of this is sitting well with drivers such as Joshua Li, the owner of a hybrid BMW.
Li said he saves around $200 a month by not using gas and said he would definitely not be happy if his driving was taxed per mile.
…raising vehicle registration fees and taxing people with fuel-efficient, hybrid or electric vehicles could also discourage people from purchasing such vehicles.
No matter where this proposal goes, prepare to buckle up. Your wallet is surely in for a ride.