Further Evidence: California Is Run By Retards

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California lawmakers approve fuel tax hike for $52 billion road plan

California lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation to increase gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades, to fund an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's sagging infrastructure.

The legislation heads to the desk of Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who urged its support after the Democratic-led state legislature passed it on Thursday with a 27-11 vote in the Senate and then a 54-26 vote hours later in the Assembly.
"The Democratic Party is the party of doing things, and tonight we did something to fix the roads in California," Brown said during a news conference after the vote. "We got to fix them. It takes real money."

The measure will increase the excise tax on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon from the current $0.28 and on diesel fuel by 20 cents per gallon, among other fees, over 10 years. The money will be used for repairs to roads and bridges as well as for anti-congestion projects.

Owners of electric vehicles, who do not use gasoline and would not pay the gas tax, would have to pay a $100 fee to help repair roads. The fees and taxes should raise about $5.2 billion per year. The average motorist in California will see costs increase by about $10 a month, according to Democrats, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported. Republicans condemned the plan, saying the state's transportation taxes and fees were already among the highest in the country.
 
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Great! So now we'll pay more taxes on gas which are already the highest, car registration fees too..Nowhere does it state that these funds can only be used for transportation costs which means in a few years there will be another tax hike because Jerry Brown and his friends cannot manage a budget. If you can't find the funds.. tax the CA taxpayers... seems legit.