With virtually no notice to the public, Democratic politicians in the California State Legislature rammed through a massive hike to the Car and Gas Tax. This was the largest gas tax increase in California history and can cost a family up to $800 more per year. It’s not hard to find opposition to this new tax, which was passed on party lines in Sacramento and never put to a vote.
Fortunately, a statewide coalition of taxpayer advocates has unveiled a strategy for getting citizens involved in overturning these tax hikes. An initiative to overturn the tax gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot this November.
Prop 6, this November will be the voter’s chance to let Sacramento what they think of this new tax that wasn’t voted on previously. Voting YES on Prop 6 will repeal this gas tax. Many analysts are assuming that the repeal of the gas tax Prop will pass without much contention.
If these tax hikes aren’t overturned, as mentioned, the average California family will be forced to pay $800 or more a year.
One of the main issues with the new law is that the legislature isn’t necessarily required to use the new funds for the roads. If the past is any indication, the new tax money will be diverted to various government “projects” and the roads will never see the improvement they desperately need.