Here in Ohio, our new Governor, in office for 2 months has proposed an 18 cent increase in the state gasoline tax. The Legislature, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to support the new tax, ( both houses and the statehouse is controlled by the same party) but wants to cut it back to about half and then increase it over several years. Interesting part is the proposed bill, which my legislator supports will charge a "user fee" of 200 bucks for electric cars and a 100 a year user fee for Hybrids. I wrote him about this bill, which he supports of course, and he replied that the user fee for hybrids is for road use " similar to internal combustion engines" I don't think this guy has any idea what a hybrid is, but he supports the user feel anyway. Are other states using this tactic to soak energy efficient hybrids? I wrote my legislator back, but it is like talking to a wall. He doesn't dare not support it, of course. Do other states have this "user fee"?