What’s the Big Idea?
Should voters repeal the gas tax increase passed by state lawmakers last year?
The Way It Is Now
In 2017, two-thirds of the Legislature passed SB 1, which increased gas taxes and vehicle license fees. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure. The revenue goes toward repairing roads and improving public transportation. It is expected to bring in about $5 billion a year for 10 years, with the money being split between the state and local governments.
What If It Passes?
The 12-cent gas tax increase would be repealed. All future gas tax and vehicle fee increases would have to be approved by voters after passing the Legislature and being signed into law by the governor.
California gas taxes are already among the highest in the country. The increase will cost drivers hundreds of dollars a year. The state has a budget surplus that it could use to fix transportation infrastructure.
A repeal would prevent the state and local government from making critically needed improvements to roads, bridges and infrastructure.
YES for Proposition 6
NO for Proposition 6