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California’s gas tax increases Thursday ahead of holiday weekend

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Fourth of July weekend will be a more expensive one for locals and those traveling to celebrate the holiday.

According to Senate Bill 1 that passed in 2017, travelers can expect to see an increase of $0.12 per gallon of unleaded and $0.20 for diesel starting Thursday.

The purpose of the gas tax increase is to provide maintenance for the state highways, local streets and road systems.

The other funding supply comes from commercial vehicle weight fees, local transactions and use taxes and federal funds.

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