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Election 2018: Proposition 6 Would Repeal California's Gas Tax

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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)

Last year, the Democrat-controlled state legislature approved a $5 billion-a-year tax on gasoline and vehicle fees, which raised fuel taxes 12 cents per gallon and diesel taxes 20 cents per gallon. Proponents of the tax say the move was necessary to fund much-needed repairs and infrastructure projects. But the Republican-led opposition says the fees are not actually being spent on transportation and are yet another financial burden for Californians. Now, voters will get to decide whether the tax should be repealed by voting on Proposition 6. In this hour of Forum, we’ll debate California’s gas tax and discuss how it’s become an inflection point for many of this year’s state races.

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