Californians started paying more at the pump on November 1, thanks to SB 1 sponsor Assemblyman Frazier and his fellow Democrats who passed this $5.2 billion annual tax increase. This amount is over and above the current transportation tax, whose funds have been raided on a regular basis to back-fill a General Fund deficit during the recession. The Legislature also diverts $60 million from the State Highway Account and $80 million from the Motor Vehicle Account every year to support the General Fund!
To learn more about Prop. 6 to repeal SB 1, visit GasTaxRepeal.org
Last Year’s Rally in Sacramento
To focus attention on the creators of this new tax, Sacramento voters rallied at the corner of Fair Oaks Blvd. and Watt Avenue as cars drove by and expressed their frustration by honking.
Sacramento voters are not pleased that all of our Democrat state legislators voted for this bill. Those include:
Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-AD11)
Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-AD 9)
Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-AD 8)
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-AD 7)
Senator Bill Dodd (D-SD 3)
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-SD 5)
Senator Richard Pan (D-SD 6)
Thanks to those who opposed SB 1!
Senator Ted Gaines (R-SD 1)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-SD 4)
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-AD 6)
Constitutional Amendment to Repeal SB 1 and Require Voter Approval for Future Gas & Vehicle Tax Increases
Status: 950,000 Signatures turned in on May 1!
Primary Supporters: Carl DeMaio and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn
Signatures Required: 585,407
Read the Constitutional amendment introduced by Carl DeMaio and supported by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
950,000 Petitions Submitted!
The petitions have been submitted in four counties across the state, including Sacramento! On May 1st, supporters and Republican leaders gathered to turn in petitions at the Sacramento County Elections Office. Below are images from the event that featured Senator Jim Nielsen, Campaign Chair John Cox, and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. President Jon Coupal. We’ll let you know when the measure is certified to be on the November ballot.