Do you remember how they did got the registration surcharge approved? They had people vote on a $10 surcharge for EV's. I remember commenting to my wife how that's just a "foot in the door, before they swing their a** in" . Once voted in, the next year it went to to $100, now it's $150 or more. That is why, as a principle, I vote no to ANY new taxes unless the measure states that an increase of said new tax requires voter approval - then I consider the merit of the tax, otherwise I don't care how worthy the cause is, it's just a way for government to give themselves more money at will. And if you ever think, "they need to have some leeway to adjust it", consider this - this particular new tax went up 1500% in 3-4 years, so either they are completely incompetent at estimating what is needed, or they are just trying to get one by the voters. Maybe both. Personally I don't have a problem with the idea of recouping gas taxes for roads maintenance, however how they did it is just wrong, and makes me think whether the money really does go to the roads or just to some generic fund for bonuses or other special projects.