Many Democratic leaders have expressed their support for the car and gas tax signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year but now four of the party's congressional candidates are openly opposing the increase in the gas tax.
Proposition 6, the repeal of the gas tax, is heavily backed by Republicans who are looking to increase their party's voter turnout and now Democratic congressional candidates Katie Porter of Irvine, Josh Harder of Turlock, Jessica Morse of Pollock Pines and Ammar Campa-Najjar of east San Diego County are supporting the proposition as well, which could help out in the November ballot.
“We all agree that we need to fix our roads and bridges, especially here in the valley, but it should be through a thoughtful, cost-effective national plan, not through another tax we can’t afford like a gas tax that hurts working families,” Josh Harder said.
Many of the Democratic candidates who support the repeal all agree on one thing about the tax, it is costing hard working families too much and has become a burden.
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, who really pushed for the gas tax, did not have much to say about the Democrats support of the repeal but mentioned she will work with a coalition that includes the California Chamber of Commerce to educate the public on the need for the revenue.
“Our infrastructure is crumbling. Our economy needs this investment,” Atkins said.
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