Washington State: Gas tax bills could give us $4-$5/gallon gas like California

Are you ready for $4/gallon gas here in Washington? How about $5/gallon gas? As you know, we already have the second-highest gas tax in the United States here in Washington. But now it could get even worse.

In Olympia, the most radical legislative session in our state’s history is trying to impose 31 cents per gallon in additional gas prices. They say a 15-cents-per-gallon carbon fee — a euphemism for a gas tax — will go toward transportation projects. And then, on top of that, they still want to do a low-carbon fuel standard, like in California, which would add another 16 cents to the price of a gallon of gas.