I see several mentions in recent news of a proposed tax on launches in the state of California, and that it would be 'by the mile'.
The nature of the currently proposed tax is described in this excellent answer.
Question: What expenses and risks might the state of California incur that might partially justify a new, specific "rocket tax" beyond how the industry pays taxes already?
Quartz: California’s plan to tax rockets by the mile is exactly what space companies want (what's next, speeding tickets?) note there are links to pdfs in this article that seem to contain some tax language.
San Francisco Chronicle: California plans for collecting taxes on spaceflight
Parabolic Arc: California Considers Tax on Launches Within the State