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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:
04-28-2017
Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) issued the following statement today after Governor Jerry Brown signed SB-1, the largest gas tax increase in state history:
04-28-2017
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement after the Governor imposed a $52 billion tax increase on the people of California:
04-28-2017
In recent days, Orange County drivers have heard from some people about how everyone will benefit greatly from the transportation finance bill (Senate Bill 1) that the California Legislature approved this month. More money for road repairs and a constitutional “guarantee” to protect new...
04-28-2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the signing of Senate Bill 1 which is a $5.2 billion annual tax increase that will grow over time and has no sunset date.
04-28-2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued the following statement in reaction to the signing of Senate Bill 1, the gas tax hike, by Governor Brown:
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.

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