Saturday, April 1, 2017

Poll: Most Californians oppose Gov. Brown's gas tax plan

The results of a new SurveyUSA poll of 500 Californians indicate most people do not support Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to increase a tax on gasoline to pay for road repairs and transportation improvements.

The new state road repair and transportation investment package is being considered by the California legislature. If passed, the bill would spend $52 billion over 10 years and take steps to guarantee the money is only spent on transportation. Some of that money would be raised through a gas tax and car fee....

6. State Republicans are calling the plan the largest gas tax increase in state history, adding $5 billion to Caltrans' budget of $10.5 billion. Do you think the additional funds are needed or should Calttrans make better use of gas tax revenue it currently gets?

23% Additional funds needed
61% Make better use of revenue
16% Not sure