NEWS: California transportation deal includes 20-cent diesel tax hike

A recently-introduced proposal in the State Legislature would increase gas taxes 12 cents a gallon and taxes on diesel by 20 cents a gallon, reports Land Line. Policymakers hope the tax increases will bring in an additional $6 billion a year, which they currently promise to dedicate to road improvements. As a result of Democrats new supermajority, the new taxes could be approved without any Republican support.

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