Mountain View, CA- Lanhee Chen, a candidate for California State Controller, issued the following statement after legislation to temporarily suspend California’s gas tax failed to garner sufficient support to advance:
“The Sacramento politicians don't want to give California drivers the relief they desperately need from soaring gas prices. So, here's an idea: they should at least give us transparency into how much we are paying in gas taxes. Every Californian should see, at the pump, how much in state taxes, fees, and surcharges we are paying for each gallon of gas. We can easily see how much in taxes we pay on pretty much everything else we buy. With gas prices near $6.00 a gallon, Californians deserve to understand how much of that is going to Sacramento."