I blogged yesterday about the Senate passing a bill to charge electric-car owners a $100 annual fee to compensate for the lack of gas taxes they pay.
Many states, Washington included, linked funding for roads to a tax added to the price of gasoline years ago, only now the money isn’t coming in because people are cutting back their gas consumption by driving more fuel-efficient cars, using alternative transportation to driving alone or just cutting back on driving.
So what to do? Charles Trentelman of the Standard-Examiner blogs has an idea- get rid of the gas tax and instead tax vehicles based on their weight. That way the heaviest vehicles that damage our roads the most also pay the most taxes. Read the blog post and let me know what you think.