NEWS: California isn’t waiting on Trump – Gov. Brown wants $5.2 billion a year in new taxes and fees to fix roads

Governor Jerry Brown joined with top Democrats in the Legislature to announce a plan to increase gas taxes 12 cents a gallon and increase the car tax $51, reports the Los Angeles Times. While gas tax supporters say the tax increase is necessary to improve roads, opponents including HJTA say the condition of the state’s roads results from the political leadership’s failure to properly prioritize the tax revenue they already receive.

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