Calif. lawmaker proposes raising state gas tax


SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A prominent California lawmaker introduced a bill on Wednesday to increase the state's gas tax by 5 cents per gallon to raise funds for state transportation projects. The tax increase would help create a source of funds for highways, bridges and other projects, said Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza, a Democrat from Carson, California and chairwoman of the California Assembly Transportation Committee. The new tax would raise California's gas tax to 23 cents ...

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