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|September 20, 2018|
Higher gas tax may be running on fumes
SACRAMENTO (INT) Californians will get to decide whether to repeal the higher gas and vehicle fee tax that was imposed last November.
Backers announced Monday that a county-by-county signature certification process on its initiative petition was successful.
Nearly 1 million signatures were submitted in late April on the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative petition, and more than 585,000 valid signatures were required to force the issue on the November ballot. Using the random sample method, each California county Registrar of Voters office inspected and validated the signatures resulting in the certification of signatures across all counties.
The Gas and Car tax hikes will cost the typical family of four $700 more per year in higher taxes, but the roads will not get fixed because the politicians will continue to divert the funds as they always have in the past, declared Carl DeMaio, a leader of the Gas Tax Repeal campaign.
DeMaio predicted that voters will overwhelmingly repeal the additional tax in November.
Story Date: July 12, 2018