California Gas Tax Repeal Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

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at 9:30 AM
A customer prepares to pump gas into his truck at a Valero gas station on July 22, 2013 in Mill Valley, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday that an initiative to repeal the gas tax has received enough signatures to appear on the November ballot. The measure would require transportation taxes to be approved by voters and would nullify SB1, passed last year, which raised gas prices and vehicle registration fees to pay for road and transit projects. We discuss the repeal effort as campaigns on both sides ramp up for an expensive election season.

Guests:
Scott Shafer, Senior Editor for KQED’s California Politics and Government desk
Dave Gilliard, GOP consultant, Gilliard Blanning & Associates
Roger Dickinson, Executive Director, Transportation California

Related Links:
Rebuilding California Website (mentioned on air)
Website for Campaign to Repeal the Gas Tax

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