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Democrats advance gas tax in key committee vote

The Senate Transportation committee voted 8-3, on a party line vote to approve a proposed gas tax increase at its recent February 14th meeting. This committee is chaired by Senator Jim Beall (D – San Jose), who coincidentally is also the author of the gas tax proposal. In a case of government lobbying government to […]

GOP offers good ideas for fixing California roads

With supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature, Democrats don’t need a single Republican vote to approve gasoline tax and vehicle fee increases to pay for much-needed road maintenance and other transportation needs in California. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León have set an April 6 deadline to vote […]

Republicans’ transportation plan would focus on new roads and repair

Aside from housing, California families spend more on transportation costs than any other household expense. Drivers already feel the burden of some of the highest gas prices and gas taxes in the country, but as low- and middle-class Californians continue to be squeezed, the only solution offered by Democrats is to increase gas taxes and […]

Jerry Brown Wants 42% Gas Tax Hike to Bail Out CalPERS

Despite tax collection increasing by 50 percent in the last 9 years, California’s public pension insolvency is forcing Gov. Jerry Brown to propose a dangerously unpopular 42 percent increase in gasoline taxes and a 141 percent increase in vehicle registration fees. Breitbart News reported on January 9 that Gov. Brown announced that for the first time since 2012, […]

Mexicans intensify protests over steep hike of gasoline prices

Truckers, transportation workers, grassroots activists and other residents participate in a protest on Jan. 2, 2017, in Morelia, the capital of the western state of Michoacan, against the fuel price hikes in Mexico.  (EFE) The protests over the hike in gasoline prices that took effect on New Year’s Day are growing across Mexico, with truckers, […]