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You’re Paying for America’s Smoothest Roads. Can You Tell?

Every time you pay more at California’s gas pumps to fill your tank, you’re feeling the price to fix the state’s roads. But are you feeling the improvement? California’s newly paved roads are built to standards of smoothness that are the strictest in the country. With that standard comes high costs that have surprised contractors, […]

Sacramento Claims it Needs Gas Tax Hike for Roads. That’s a Lie and Here’s Why:

Californians have long paid among the country’s highest gas taxes and yet political leaders’ utter failure to competently maintain our roads begs the question – where do our tax dollars actually go? Recent passage of the largest budget in state history and billions in wasteful spending illustrates politicians’ game of neglecting priorities people actually care […]

California Lawmakers Propose Health Coverage for Immigrants

California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for […]

California Launches Pay-Per-Mile Road Tax Study

Weeks into a new gas tax hike, California transportation officials said Thursday they are studying ways to charge drivers based on how many miles they drove since their last fill-up rather than the amount of fuel they use. The problem? California drivers are choosing such fuel-efficient cars that the state fears it will be deprived […]

California voters don’t like gas tax hike. How will that play in 2018 elections?

California’s top politicians and interest groups celebrated a few months ago when the Legislature passed a package of taxes and fees to pay for long-neglected improvements to the state’s transportation systems. The heart of the $5 billion-plus per year revenue package is a 12-cent-a-gallon hike in gasoline taxes that took effect this month, just as […]