Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    5:22 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Wyoming boosts its motor fuel tax rate while Virginia shifts gas tax to percentage Back to Topics
PD
Moderator
Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:00:23 AM

Wyoming's first fuel tax increase since 1998 has come into effect today, increasing the tax levied on a gallon of gasoline by a dime, even though it faced stiff opposition in the state legislature.

Wyoming officials have claimed that the increase in gasoline tax will net the state about $70 million more per year year with approximately two-thirds of that amount going to the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the rest being divided up between cities and counties. The increase will see taxes on each gallon rise from 14 cents to 24 cents.

Wyoming's current combined tax (including all levels of taxation- federal, state, and local) amounted to nearly 33 cents per gallon before the hike, the lowest of any of its neighbors...

Visit GasBuddy Blog for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
paulweb
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,628
Points:1,046,020
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 9:06:50 AM

No matter what you call it, a tax is a tax is a tax.
MiataPrincess
Champion Author Des Moines

Posts:1,012
Points:188,175
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:57:15 AM

ya right, we wouldn't expect an immediate increase at the pump...lol..the greedy ones will increase 10 cents plus more over night...watch & see
Donatelo
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:1,223
Points:331,165
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 12:48:48 PM

this will happen in more states , as they need the money to run their states.
Clayton2000
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:3,232
Points:652,010
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 7:35:12 AM

More government greed at work
WEB0153
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:3,948
Points:973,860
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 4:59:24 PM

tax & spend,
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,320
Points:2,439,915
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:56:47 AM

so, what will they waste the extra 70 million on?
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,320
Points:2,439,915
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:56:23 AM

money makes the world go round, W-Dan, doesn't it?
WanderDan
All-Star Author Dayton

Posts:670
Points:454,035
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 4:13:09 PM

money money money
MiataPrincess
Champion Author Des Moines

Posts:1,012
Points:188,175
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 8:03:10 AM

ok as long as they keep the roads in good repair
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,320
Points:2,439,915
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 6:55:31 AM

wang: of course, it's a PD BLOG.
wang91554
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:6,411
Points:1,982,330
Joined:May 2009
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 12:25:21 PM

old
packards42
Champion Author Washington

Posts:9,417
Points:1,801,905
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 10:30:27 AM

A percentage, indexing fuel taxes, that great news.
stopforgas
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:3,054
Points:1,123,290
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 8:50:59 AM

Another regressive tax. Feaux News and the Grand Oil Party should be dancing in the streets.
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:6,163
Points:1,337,820
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 7:28:39 AM

Here in Montréal, gasoline taxes account for forty-nine cents per litre ($0.49/L). That's equal to about $1.85/US Gallon, since a US Gallon is equal to about 3.785L.
pitamon
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:7,590
Points:2,600,530
Joined:Sep 2004
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:10:11 AM

Ok
TommyBoy1950
Rookie Author Illinois

Posts:42
Points:61,865
Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:08:39 AM

As fuel economy goes up and revenue for transportation goes down something has to be done so we can continue to have decent roads to drive on. Get a clue all of you moaners and groaners.
bikerWI
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:4,776
Points:1,682,015
Joined:Apr 2010
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:08:00 AM

Wyoming had one of the lowest gas tax rates.
fillerupyeoww
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:9,003
Points:2,399,205
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:06:00 AM

What happens to the other 23.1 million?
Nozzel
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:8,855
Points:2,592,150
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:05:22 AM

ok
djp071158
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:3,944
Points:1,111,730
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:03:35 AM

California's went up 3.5 cents. WY is a dime. Bet lots of people were filling up yesterday.
ou812again
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:6,632
Points:1,456,315
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:02:37 AM

more thieves
silverfox63
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:11,277
Points:2,371,035
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:02:17 AM

Seems like everyone is raising their gas taxes.
smqua
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:2,627
Points:1,079,955
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:00:45 AM

Old news
raccoon2011
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:4,777
Points:1,156,240
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:58:07 AM

old news
shivarr
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:3,471
Points:911,500
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:58:06 AM

ok
Petrock
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:12,514
Points:3,390,485
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:57:42 AM

Just glad I'm not in California or Wyoming! But the politicans here are pushing to increase gas taxes all the time so I'm sure I will get to pay soon enough!
SteveMartin
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:7,578
Points:1,637,395
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:57:40 AM

The liberals are getting out of hand.
snky2k
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:3,669
Points:1,079,695
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:57:17 AM

The gov't will ALWAYS raise taxes until they feel threatened by the electorate.
chuckohio
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:4,410
Points:1,038,175
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:55:51 AM

Stop raising taxes
Hunter724
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:11,450
Points:2,450,360
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:55:14 AM

OK..
LeeFree
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:12,484
Points:3,044,950
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:55:01 AM

Guess they didn't want to be the lowest anymore.
Lengas
Champion Author Gary

Posts:17,151
Points:3,528,500
Joined:Nov 2004
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:54:16 AM

Sounds like another DC.
w4kh
Champion Author Tennessee

Posts:15,043
Points:3,057,265
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:54:05 AM

From the ease of raising taxes (and slowing down recovery) it would seem that not many legislators ever had to take a basic course in economics
neptune2008
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:10,878
Points:2,391,650
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:49:18 AM

killing us
teamsimons
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:4,027
Points:1,110,335
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:47:47 AM

So a gas tax is, in part, being divided to cities and counties? For what? Roads? Hmm... Let's hope there's no funny business happening here...
turbodog
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:10,118
Points:2,169,040
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:46:51 AM

Tax more spend more
rjd1608
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:8,694
Points:2,757,305
Joined:Aug 2003
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:46:44 AM

Commented yesterday
pfone1847
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:6,550
Points:1,440,060
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:46:06 AM

No more taxes. We pay too much already and all our useless government does is waste the money.
alphanyr
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:11,880
Points:1,498,625
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:42:22 AM

Ok
RockCity
Champion Author Denver

Posts:11,533
Points:2,243,535
Joined:Mar 2009
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:42:09 AM

Yesterday I was considering a move to cali4niyay but I've seen the light, y-o-ming here I come, perhaps.
rte3tdi
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:1,334
Points:1,157,280
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:41:10 AM

It would be nice to see what this tax will be used for.
kirzon484
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:5,134
Points:1,249,080
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:40:27 AM

we don't pay that percentage on other need items like food
WEB0153
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:3,948
Points:973,860
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:40:08 AM

ok
SavingInNC
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:7,429
Points:1,787,010
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:38:40 AM

We are all traced to death
aburns20
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:6,501
Points:1,479,695
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:36:53 AM

More taxes!
gabisgram
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:4,408
Points:1,436,015
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:35:10 AM

Wyoming trying to be the lapdog of California.
ovillaone
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:5,657
Points:1,008,825
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:32:20 AM

yep, more taxes
AvantiMick
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:16,015
Points:3,333,700
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:30:01 AM

IF gas was 1.99, like it should be, we'd be OK with it.
epf
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:9,718
Points:2,697,920
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:28:13 AM

We certainly need the infrastructure upgrades across the country.
Isea11
Champion Author New York

Posts:4,350
Points:1,184,960
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:27:34 AM

Old article.
Tru2psu2
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:18,487
Points:2,313,705
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:26:10 AM

oh boy!
Post a reply Back to Topics