Because Oregon doesn’t have enough taxes (like personal income tax and really high property taxes), the governor is proposing a mileage tax, based off of a GPS unit installed in your car.
Because fuel-efficient cars are becoming so common, tax funds for road maintenance (based on gas taxes in oregon) are being reduced. As a possible solution, the governer of Oregon wants to install GPS into cars, and then every time you fill up your car, a tax is levied.
I personally have issues with this. What’s next? Automatically issuing tickets if you go too fast? Plus, having lived in Oregon, I would be deeply concerned about the gas station owners collecting and paying the tax.