California’s gas tax increase goes into effect


A gas pump fills a car with fuel at a gas station on May 10, 2017 in San Rafael, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Starting Wednesday, July 1, California’s gas tax is going to be a little pricer.

The gas tax is now up a little more than 3 cents, bringing the total to over 50 cents a gallon.

The tax is the result of Senate Bill 1, which passed in 2017.

The gas tax is projected to bring in about $7 billion to pay for maintenance and repairs.

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