Millions of Americans getting gas in California will now have to pay another $0.03 cents at the pump.
This went into effect on July 1, 2022.
This happened even though lawmakers in the state of California have asked for the gas tax to be suspended.
Assembly Republican, James Gallagher, stated that if the suspension happened when they had originally asked, then residents would’ve saved $2,00 by now.
What will happen with the gas tax increasing in California?
California currently has the highest price of gas out of all the states in the U.S.
The increase will bump the average full-up for a smaller car to $0.36 per trip.
By going once per week, that’s $1.44 per month.
For larger cars, that cost goes up to $1.80 per month.
Over 27 million drivers live in the state and pay those prices.