If you haven’t tanked up, today’s the day to do it. Starting on November 1, Californians will face a price spike of 12 cent per gallon during their next pit stop due to a recently-approved gas tax hike.
California’s gas tax hike, approved with unanimity by Sacramento Democrats and near-total opposition from Republicans, increases the tax on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon and diesel by 20 cents per gallon.
Despite one Republican legislator trading his vote for transportation funds, the L.A. Times has furiously tried to spin the gas tax hike as in-step with Republicans in red states.
Drivers in the Car Capital of the World weren’t having it, roasting Times columnist George Skelton for his ham-handed comparison.
Aside from the wallet crunch foisted on California drivers, the new gas tax hike puts California as the top-ranked state… for gas prices.
That’s right, California is now the market with the highest gas prices in the nation, knocking off Hawaii.