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June 7, 2018

EDITORIAL BOARD - After less than two years in office, state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) was ousted in a recall election Tuesday for his vote to increase the gas tax to repair the state’s woefully maintained roads and expand its inadequate transit systems.

Political...

April 27, 2018

By PATRICK MCGREEVY and LAURA J. NELSON - State officials announced Thursday that $2.4 billion from increases in the gas tax and vehicle fees will be spent on dozens of transit projects, including work to prepare Southern California for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The ann...

April 18, 2018

Editorial Board - Last year, legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to increase taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, and to impose new and bigger fees on vehicles, to help build and maintain the state's transportation infrastructure. To win support from tax-wary Republi...

February 15, 2018

By GEORGE SKELTON - President Trump's infrastructure proposal isn't worth much. And what it is worth for California, the state's Republican delegation in Congress is trying to destroy.

That's the irony. More precisely, it's cynical politics outweighing needed public wor...

February 15, 2018

By PATRICK MCGREEVY - Motorists on the 605 Freeway may have recently noticed their ride getting smoother when they pass through El Monte — at least state officials hope they have.

Three months after the state began collecting an extra 12 cents per gallon in gas taxes, o...

November 6, 2017

By GEORGE SKELTON - California Republicans seem to have conflicting tax philosophies. Or maybe they’re just outright hypocritical.

They’re trying to gain political mileage by squawking about Sacramento Democrats raising the state gas tax to repair roads.

But th...

October 4, 2017

by Patrick McGreevy - The first poll on a proposed ballot measure indicates 53.9% of California residents oppose repealing a new gas tax and vehicle fee hike.

The poll of 1,000 people via phone interviews and email polling indicates the gas tax has a good chance of surv...

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