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 on gasoline and 20 cents per gallon on diesel. If left intact, that tax increase, along with a new fee on vehicle registration, would raise more than $5 billion a year for long-delayed repairs of crumbling roads and bridges, and to improve mass transit.

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