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High diesel taxes hurt everyone


Last updated 12/25/2017 at Noon

When the new 12 cent per gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1, hardworking Californians took an immediate hit. The tax on diesel fuel also increased by 20 cents a gallon, but we have seen that increase spike to 30 cents at the pump. Vehicle registration fees are also going up by $25 to $175 after Jan. 1, based on the value of the vehicle.

Consumers will pay more for groceries and goods and more to have their Christmas gifts shipped to family due to fuel surcharges, higher shipping costs and manufacturing of goods that rely on diesel-powered engines.

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