California

Californians Pays High Taxes for Terrible Roads

What a terrible combination

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If you spend some time driving in other states, returning to California's roads and highways is a jarring experience—literally.

Federal Highway Administration data tell us that California not only has the nation's worst traffic congestion, but its second-roughest roadways.

But as of this week, California motorists are paying the nation's highest fuel taxes, nearly 72 cents a gallon, including those for the federal government, due to an annual adjustment by the Board of Equalization.

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