The majority party (Democrat Party) is, at the same time, pushing for a 12 cents per gallon increase in the gas tax we all pay at the pump to backfill the money they have diverted from infrastructure projects. Other tax increases they have proposed include a 22 cent per gallon increase on diesel fuel, a $35 increase in vehicle registration fees, a $100 zero emission vehicle fee, and a $35 dollar per vehicle annual road usage charge. These taxes will be devastating to individuals and families who are already on a tight budget, and punish rural Californians who have to drive farther to get to work or their kids to school. The double whammy of reducing available fuel and increasing taxes will veer California’s economy off the road. These increased taxes and regulations will punish hardworking Californians who are trying to earn a living and take their kids to school. The majority party has designed these tax increases to skirt Proposition 13 so they won’t need to be approved by voters. We have to get the message to them that the taxpayers do not support these tax increases. Don’t let them tax you without hearing from you. You can sign the online petition here from CA State Senator Joel Anderson.