Lawsuit alleges state is trying to sabotage initiative to repeal gas tax increase in California

By Patrick McGreevy

The state attorney general allegedly drafted a misleading title and summary for an initiative that would repeal increases to California’s gas tax, and the wording should be changed, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by supporters of the proposed ballot measure.

The lawsuit alleges the title and summary drafted by the office of Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra is “a nakedly partisan attempt to derail what Petitioner expects to be an initiative of considerable public interest.”

Attorneys for Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and other proponents of the initiative asked a Sacramento Superior Court judge to alter the title and summary so those asked to sign petitions can better understand that they are repealing the gas tax.

“This is an intentional misrepresentation of the initiative by Atty. Gen. Becerra with an agenda to deceive the voters of California,” Allen said.  “Californians have a right to an honest description of the initiative, and we have filed a lawsuit today in Superior Court to make sure voters get the transparency they deserve.”

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2 Responses to Lawsuit alleges state is trying to sabotage initiative to repeal gas tax increase in California

  1. Mike July 28, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Your state will continue like this until you break the stanglehold the DNC has on it…

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  2. William Hicks July 28, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Always an uphill battle when there is a one party super majority

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