Our trip to Tempe and Mesa, Ariz., to watch spring training baseball also showed that the price of gasoline in Arizona is $2.29 per gallon for regular and $2.80 for diesel. What are you paying?
Arizona is building homes, businesses and lots of new roads. All freeways and secondary roads were in excellent condition. How are your freeways and local roads?
When you purchase 20 gallons of fuel you pay at least 20 bucks more, and in some locations close to double that. Where is all that money going? Not for roads.
California is sitting on billions of dollars of truck weight fees. That money was collected to repair roads and infrastructure damaged by larger vehicles. None of it has been spent on roads to date. Where is it? Why does California have the highest gas tax and the worst roads?
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Sacramento forces the oil companies to produce a special blend of gasoline that is only sold in California and pays a special carbon tax on all fuel. That does not happen in Arizona or anywhere else in the United States. The people in Sacramento are blaming all this on the oil companies. Do you believe them?