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AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 6 - voter approval for future gas and vehicle taxes and tax repeal initiative




A 76 Gas Station at Barrington and Pico Avenues boasts some of the highest prices in the country on March 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
A 76 Gas Station at Barrington and Pico Avenues boasts some of the highest prices in the country on March 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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Eleven propositions have earned a spot on the November ballot, where Californians will consider a host of changes.

Among the measures certified is Proposition 6, the Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and the 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative. Prop 6 would repeal an increase in the gas, diesel tax and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017, including the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (RRAA). It would also require voter approval for future fuel tax and vehicle fee increases. Supports say gas tax in the state is already too high.

A “yes” vote would repeal the 12 cent per gallon gas tax hike and the increased vehicle registration fees approved by the state legislature. Opponents of the initiative argue that the higher tax is being put to good use such as building projects and improving roads. We debate both sides. Call us at 866-893-5722 with your questions or comment below.

Ready for Election Day? Get up to speed on what you need to know with our Voter Game Plan at elections.laist.com. Read up on the candidates and ballot measures, find out about registration deadlines or ask us your questions.

Guests:

Carl DeMaio, chairman of the “Yes on 6” campaign, the gas tax repeal initiative; a former San Diego city councilmember (from 2008 to 2012) and current radio host of The DeMaio Report on AM 600; he tweets @kogoradio

Matt Cate, co-chairman of the “No on 6” campaign; founder and president of Cate Consulting, a firm specializing in providing consulting services and legal counsel in transportation, local-government and public-safety related matters; former executive director of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) from 2013 – 2018; he tweets @CateCounties