Nearly one million signatures collected to repeal the gas tax hike

On Monday, April 30, proponents of a measure to repeal gas tax increases rammed through the California Legislature last year with Senate Bill 1 submitted 940,000 signatures in an effort to place the measure on the November ballot.

The move comes weeks ahead of a May 21 filing deadline and with hundreds of thousands more signatures than the 585,407 required to qualify the measure for the ballot, perhaps reflecting the strength of the movement to repeal the 12 cents per gallon gas tax hike.

The measure, backed by former San Diego councilman Carl DeMaio and gubernatorial candidate John Cox, calls for the repeal of the 12 cents per gallon increase and would require any future gas tax increase to be approved by voters.

 

Read more at the Orange County Register

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