SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s gas tax is going up again as of July 1.
As of Wednesday, the tax is increasing by 3.2 cents per gallon.READ MORE: 1 Reportedly Shot During Brawl Outside Target In Roseville
This pushes the tax to over 50 cents a gallon.READ MORE: Teen Reported Missing On American River In Rancho Cordova
A new law, SB1, that went into effect back in 2017 automatically boosts the tax when the consumer price index rises. Money raised from the tax goes to improving the state’s infrastructure, like maintaining California’s highways.MORE NEWS: Rally Against Hate Held At Capitol In Sacramento
The gas tax is projected to net the state around $7 billion this fiscal year.