Posted January 14, 2018 In Commentary

Coastal Plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife RefugeAP Photo/Al Grillo

Professor William F. Shughart II, of Utah State University, and Undergraduate Research Fellow Kristian Fors, of the Center for Growth and Opportunity, explain how “user fee” gas taxes in California are intended to support road and transportation maintenance, but instead have been re-allocated to unrelated spending programs. The authors point out that the tax also disproportionately affects the poor who spend more of their income on gas than those wealthy enough to avoid the gas tax by buying electric cars.

Read the full piece as it was published by the Foundation for Economic Education. This article was also featured by the Independent Institute.