Getting Repeal of 12 Cent Gas Tax and Added Fees on Ballot Just Start of Fight



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

The attempt to repeal the 12 cent gas tax that started on November 1, 2017 and the associated vehicle fee increases appears to be on track to make the ballot.  Sadly the 72 cent gas tax, promoted, supported and passed due to the support of Chad Mayes and his band of tax increasing Republicans, is NOT on the ballot for repeal.  But, even the repeal of the 12 cent tax is in doubt.  Did anyone think Guv Brown, with north of $15 million left in his accounts, the unions and the special interests who want the contracts for the out of control spending would be silent?

“SB 1’s backers say it’s the other side that’s spreading misinformation. Michael Quigley, executive director of the Fix Our Roads Coalition, noted that voters in June will have the chance to approve a state constitutional amendment restricting money from the new vehicle fees and the diesel tax hike to transportation spending.

It’s a historically Republican principle to pay for transportation with a dedicated revenue stream, said Quigley, whose coalition, which backed SB 1, consists of labor groups as well as agencies representing local governments and business and construction interests.

“(Opponents’) proposals would make things worse,” he said. “They don’t offer any alternatives … We want to move forward with a historical funding source (for transportation).”

Watch as the confused Guv Brown, the unions using money stolen from workers and the special interests finance the effort to take money from your pocket.  Will you fight back?  I will.

Related article: Supporters of California’s gas tax increase are ready to fight a ballot measure to repeal it

Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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