California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State's $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices

GURPS

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On Tuesday, the governor sent a letter to the California Energy Commission (CEC) asking that the state agency investigate the Golden State's roughly $4.03 per gallon gas prices, currently the highest in the country (and well above the national average of $2.86 per gallon).

"Independent analysis suggests that an unaccounted-for price differential exists in California's gas prices and that this price differential may stem in part from inappropriate industry practices," wrote Newsom in his letter to the CEC. "These are all important reasons for the Commission to help shed light on what's going on in our gasoline market."

Newsom is not alone in wanting answers to this difficult head-scratcher.

In January, 19 state legislators—17 of whom had voted in favor of that 2017 gas tax increase, while the other two had only entered office in 2018—sent a letter to State Attorney General Xavier Becerra demanding that the state's Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate the "unexplained gasoline surcharge" that was estimated to cost Californian families $1,700 a year.

https://reason.com/2019/04/24/california-politicians-hiked-gas-tax-now-demand-investigation-into-states-4-per-gallon-gas-prices/


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MAYBE the Cost if doing business in CaliFu is higher than ANY Other place in the country - except maybe NY
 

glhs837

Power with Control
Wait, they demand a special CA only blend, crank up the taxes, and crazy cost to do business, then are shocked that the product costs more?
 
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transporter

Active Member
Wait, they demand a special CA only blend, crank up the taxes, and crazy cost to do business, then are shocked that the product costs more?
Not a whole helluva a lot different than when the federal legislative and executive branches conspire to increase spending and cut taxes, then complain or act shocked that the deficit goes up.
 

glhs837

Power with Control
Not a whole helluva a lot different than when the federal legislative and executive branches conspire to increase spending and cut taxes, then complain or act shocked that the deficit goes up.

Ah, not sure of the relevance, but shockingly two wrongs still don't make a right. I agree, cuts in taxes should be paid for by cutting spending. We disagree on where those cuts should come from, but we can agree that spending should be cut.
 
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