By Amanda del Castillo
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) –California voters have rejected a proposal to repeal a gasoline tax increase that was passed by the Legislature to fund road and transportation projects.
Proposition 6 failed Tuesday after Democrats campaigned to preserve $5 billion a year to fix roads and improve transit.
Senate Bill 1 passed last year, increasing California’s gas tax by 12 cents per gallon and increasing registration fees by about $50 dollars per vehicle.
These taxes and fees have since paid for the construction and improvement of thousands of road, highway, bridge and transit repairs throughout the state.
At stake Tuesday night wasn’t just the estimated $5.4 billion a year from SB 1 money, but also how California could raise money to pay for any future transportation improvements.
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