California’s Fast-Track Gas Tax

For decades, the long shadow of California’s most famous anti-tax crusader hung over state politics — making big, ambitious publicly funded projects perilous for elected officials. The state Legislature’s vote to hike the state’s gasoline tax, making it the second highest in the nation, is a sign that the tax-protesting fervor stirred by Howard Jarvis in the late 1970s may well be waning as California grapples with an unavoidable reality: the need to deal with crumbling roads and bridges.

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Source: US News