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04-28-2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown's signing of Senate Bill 1, the transportation proposal recently passed by the legislature that imposes $52 billion in permanent new gas taxes and user fees on motorists.
04-28-2017
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the largest gas tax increase in state history:
04-27-2017
Below is a summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week:
04-26-2017
For years, Sacramento Democrats have been laser-focused on raising taxes. Echoing Ronald Reagan’s famous observation about government’s view of the economy, their mission statement should read: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
04-25-2017
Senate Bill 1 is the largest gas tax increase in the state's history, and it will automatically increase each year with no sunset date. Capitol Democrats claim the gas tax will increase by “only” 12 cents a gallon, but because of a change in the way the gas tax is being calculated, the actual increase likely will be 19.5 cents a gallon.
04-24-2017
In an article published in today’s San Diego Union Tribune, reporter Rob Nikolewski writes that by July 1, 2019, California motorists will be paying 76.7 cents per gallon in state and federal taxes every time they go to the gas station.
04-21-2017
SACRAMENTO – Following public outcry over the diversion of the state’s massive $52 billion car and gas tax to pay for restroom repairs at state parks, the purchase of land for animal travel and grants to encourage people to visit parks, the majority led committee pulled the proposal off its agenda...
04-21-2017
SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, Capitol Democrats were planning discussions to divert the controversial new gas tax and vehicle fees to other non-transportation projects. Senate Bill 1 hasn’t even been signed by Governor Brown yet, but Capitol Democrats are already talking about seizing $15 million of...
04-20-2017
In early April, Democratic leaders in Sacramento pushed through the largest gas tax increase in state history at $5.2 billion per year (SB 1). Many claims have been made about how much drivers will pay and how exactly the money will be spent. Do these claims square with the facts?
04-20-2017
Below is a summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week:

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