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|December 16, 2017|
Petitions against gas tax go into circulation
SAN DIEGO - (INT) – A statewide effort to repeal the added gas tax that kicked in November 1st began Monday. Thousands of petitions are going into circulation.
The impact of the tax has made gasoline sold in California the most expensive in the nation.
Opponents of the additional 12.5 cents per gallon make these arguments:
-Estimates suggest it will cost $700 or more per family, per year
-The tax also hits business owners who rely on transporting goods, raising the cost of everything
-Auto registration fees will increase as much as $175 a year
-The tax revenue goes into the state's General Fund, without a guarantee the money will be used to actually fund the transportation "fixes" legislators claim will happen
Eight events are being held this week to launch the petition campaign with more than 45 through December.
Story Date: December 11, 2017