California’s Don’t Like the Gas Tax, so why is the Legislature Demanding Another $.73/gal?
According to a University of California, Berkeley poll, Californians oppose the recent SB1 gas tax pushed by Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature.
As published in the Sacramento Bee: Fifty eight percent of voters oppose Senate Bill 1, including 39 percent who say they strongly reject the legislation, according to the survey from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.
The opposition is widespread. Voters in all major regions of the state other than the Bay Area, all listed races and ethnic subgroups, and all age categories over 30 are unhappy about it. Strongly liberal voters are the only group in which a large majority supports the law.
Sacramento Bee: If You Don’t Like California’s Gas Tax Increase, You Are Not Alone: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article155169859.html
Still the legislature wants more!
The Legislative Analyst’s Office recently released this report on the hidden gas tax in Governor and Legislature’s Cap-and-Trade proposal:
“Under the action reserve prices scenario, cap-and-trade would raise gas prices by an estimated 15 cents per gallon in 2021, increasing to 24 cents per gallon by 2031. Under the APCR price scenario, cap-and-trade would raise gas prices by an estimated 63 cents per gallon in 2021, increasing to 73 cents per gallon by 2031.”
Tell your legislator, NOT ANOTHER GAS TAX!