On November 1st, 2017, the state of California, will begin taxing regular gasoline 12 cents per gallon. Diesel fuel will be taxed 20 cents per gallon.
Gov. Jerry Brown says that the tax increase will generate approximately $5.2 billion a year. That money will be earmarked to support California’s aging transportation infrastructure. This is the first gas tax increase in 23 years for California. Republican lawmakers argued against the increase in a state that already pays the highest fuel prices in the nation. President Trump has indicated that one of his priorities is to increase infrastructure funding by as much as $1 trillion through public and private investment.