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The Gas Tax Slams Farms & Small Business – Repeal It

I’m a farmer. My dear consumer friends; I’m the warm face you are always excited to meet at your local farmer’s market booth as you fill your bag with the sustainably grown produce I offer you. I help ensure that your favorite brand of fruits and nuts is always stocked at the grocery store. Without…

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The Gas Tax Hurts Working Families – Repeal It

I’m a farm worker rights activist, and founder and board member for Pick Justice and California Farm Workers & Families – which means I work on behalf of the thousands of agricultural workers that harvest the food which comes to your table every night. My family and I are fortunate to play such a vital…

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Community Voices: Gas tax hurts working families

I’m a farm worker rights activist, and founder and board member for Pick Justice and California Farm Workers & Families – which means I work on behalf of the thousands of agricultural workers that harvest the food which comes to your table every night. My family and I are fortunate to play such a vital…

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Want to convince California voters to keep the gas tax? This is the wrong way to do it

By now, it’s clear that the backers of Gov. Jerry Brown’s gas tax have a problem. It’s just not the problem they think it is. Sure, the latest polls show that a majority of California voters plan to support Proposition 6, the Republican ploy of a ballot measure that would repeal the increase of 12 cents per gallon…

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California Democrats urge Brown to spearhead gas tax repeal fight

California Governor Jerry Brown, heading into his last months in office, is staring down a capstone political challenge — an unexpectedly robust GOP effort to dismantle one of his legacy achievements. The gas tax, designed to pay for the state’s infrastructure repairs for the next decade, is under threat of repeal from a November ballot…

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California Voters Prepare To Square Off Against Gov Brown Over Gas Tax Repeal

Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office after the midterms, but the California Democrat plans on engaging in one last brutal campaign to defend an extremely unpopular gas tax he approved in 2017. Brown is pledging to raise $25 million in a campaign to fight the repeal effort. He is also soliciting help from business and…

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Governor Brown’s Move To Hike California’s Gas Taxes Could Doom Dems As Elections Approach

California Republicans are mounting a campaign to motivate voters against a very unpopular gas tax increase Democrats passed in 2017. Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Mimi Walters of California are using a very unpopular gas tax increase to generate excitement among GOP votes. Both Republicans want to put a measure on the ballot that repeals the…

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The political futures of McCarthy and Pelosi could hinge on their home state of California

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi could have their political careers defined by what happens Nov. 6 in their home state of California. The Central Valley Republican and the San Francisco Democrat are fighting to win the House majority and, with it, the right to try to round up enough votes…

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High gas prices a sore subject for California Democrats

It’s a long way from California to Washington, D.C., but that doesn’t mean Democrats inside the beltway shouldn’t pay attention to what’s happening on the other coast. On Friday, for example, Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, released his statement on the June jobs report. Since the report was pretty good, showing a…

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