Being in a state with a high gas tax, I hear people complain how much of their gas bill is taxes often. And I’m probably going to be hearing more of it now that it will be more obvious just how much we are paying. The state transportation budget signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee last week included an amendment by Rep. Cary Condotta that requires a sticker to be placed on all fuel pumps displaying current federal and state fuel tax rates.
Washington drivers are paying the second highest gas tax in the country at nearly 68 cents per gallon. The state gets 49.4 cents per gallon of that. Condotta said fuel is one of the few retail products that consumers do not know see how much tax they are paying.