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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?
04-12-2017
Today, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) officially began her first day as Senate Republican Leader. Senator Bates succeeds Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) as the second woman in the history of the California State Senate to serve in the top leadership post of a party caucus – Democrat or Republican. Senator Bates remarked:
04-7-2017
In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement on Friday that the drought emergency had been lifted in all California counties except for Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne, where some restrictions were left in place address diminished groundwater supplies, Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte...
04-6-2017
In response to the passage of SB 1 tonight by the State Senate, Senator Jeff Stone (R-28th District) released the following statement:
04-6-2017
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved Senate Bill 1 , which would raise $52 billion in taxes over the next 10 years to repair California’s roads and highways. “Californians with low to moderate incomes are the big losers...
04-6-2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today issued the following statement regarding his vote against Senate Bill 1, the $52 billion transportation tax proposal that imposes permanent new gas taxes and user fees on motorists:
04-6-2017
The California State Senate tonight approved a massive gas tax hike and vehicle fee increase measure on a 27 - 11 vote.
04-6-2017
After casting a ‘No” vote on Senate Bill 1 (SB1), Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, released the following excerpts from his floor statement. SB 1 is a $52 billion transportation tax increase which includes a hike in the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.

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