If it feels like gas prices are up, it's not just you. California raised its tax on fuel by 12 cents per gallon - and 20 cents for diesel. As Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports, many drivers aren't thrilled with the increase.
KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter
California's new gas tax goes into effect next month, and some of the roadwork it's set to pay for is already underway. Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports more expedited projects worth some $3 billion could get approval next week.
Californians tend to buy larger, gas-guzzling vehicles, IF their other car is a fuel-efficient model. As Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains, researchers compare the trend to the diet soda effect.
According to the travel service AAA, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas nationwide is $1.73. In California, it's $2.50. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports on a state commission heard different explanations yesterday (Monday) for the disparity.
The average price of gasoline in the Inland Empire is now well above 4 dollars a gallon, having risen sharply and steadily over the past several days. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on why gas prices have been going up recently.
Republicans in the California Legislature are once again calling attention to what they call a "hidden gas tax" in the state. But an effort to reverse the policy was thwarted by Democrats in an Assembly committee Monday. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.
As gasoline prices continue to plummet in California, you may think the price of food will drop as a result. However, as Capital Public Radio's Leslie McClurg reports, grocery bills are more likely to go up this year.