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Higher gas taxes here thanks to Sacramento
November 22, 2017
Around this time each year, Californians would usually have seen a decrease in gas prices as stations shift from selling the more expensive summer blend gas to the cheaper winter blend. Not this year – and Sacramento Democrats are hoping you won’t notice.
Cap & trade will drive up gas prices, burden small businesses
July 21, 2017
With the recent vote by the legislature to extend the governor’s cap-and-trade proposal, there have been a number of questions about the bill’s merits Here are reasons why I opposed AB 398 (E. Garcia, D-Coachella) : AB 398 will result in higher prices at the gas pump – by as much as 73 cents per...
Opinion: Real story behind largest gas tax increase in California history
May 19, 2017
In April, Democratic leaders forced through the state Legislature $5.2 billion annually in new and permanent taxes on drivers across California, amounting to the largest gas tax increase in state history.
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