gas tax

Surabian: The Only Thing the Gas Tax Fuels Is Poverty

In the halls of Congress, the rumblings for a national infrastructure bill are beginning to grow louder. Republicans and Democrats alike recognize the need to salvage America’s deteriorating roads and bridges and improve upon our dismal public transit system.

Gasoline Tax

Democrat Katie Porter Accused of Flip-Flopping on Gas Tax

Democrat Katie Porter, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) in California’s 45th congressional district, has been accused of flip-flopping on the state’s controversial gas tax and misrepresenting her earlier support for raising it.

Katie Porter and Obama (Barbara Davidson / Getty)

Proposition 6: Gas Tax Repeal is GOP’s ‘Hail Mary’ for California Elections

Republicans in the Golden State believe a ballot measure that would repeal Gov. Jerry Brown’s 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax, known as Proposition 6, could be the key to reviving their party’s fortunes in California — and to preventing Democrats from winning the key congressional races they need to win back control of the U.S. House in November.

Repeal gas tax Proposition 6 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

California Primary: Voters Recall Democrat Josh Newman over Gas Tax Vote

Voters in California’s 29th State Senate district recalled freshman Democrat Josh Newman in Tuesady’s California primary over his vote for Governor Jerry Brown’s 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike, replacing him with Republican Ling Ling Chang and definitively denying Democrats a supermajority in the upper house.

State Senator Josh Newman (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Democrat Josh Newman Faces Recall Tuesday over Gas Tax Vote

Voters in California’s 29th State Senate district will decide the fate of freshman Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) on Tuesday, when he faces a recall over his 2017 vote to increase gas taxes by 12 cents per gallon, along with other fees.

Josh Newman (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Howard Jarvis Group Collects 150% Signatures for Gas Tax Repeal

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association (HJTA), which has led California’s “Reject The Gas Tax” ballot initiative, delivered 940,000 signatures to Sacramento Tuesday, far above the required 585,407 valid signatures necessary to qualify the gas tax repeal for the November 2018 ballot.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images