Ma­jor­ity in Yuba-sut­ter vote to re­peal gas tax

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - LOCAL -

It was a sort of call to arms for many Repub­li­cans -- a mea­sure, it was hoped, that would cre­ate an in­cen­tive for the GOP rank and file to show up and vote.

Propo­si­tion 6 would have re­pealed Se­nate Bill 1, a 2017 piece of leg­is­la­tion rais­ing fuel taxes and fees for road re­pairs and pub­lic trans­porta­tion. The "Yes" vote was down by nearly 10 points late Tues­day evening.

The mea­sure also would have meant re­duced fund­ing for high­way and road main­te­nance and re­pairs, as well as tran­sit pro­grams, and made pub­lic ap­proval manda­tory for such fu­ture tax in­creases. Pro­po­nents ar­gued that the state had enough gen­eral rev­enue to fi­nance road re­pairs with­out a tax in­crease.

As of press time, 54.5 per­cent of vot­ers statewide said "no" and 45.5 per­cent of vot­ers said "yes." The yes votes were in the ma­jor­ity in Yuba-sut­ter.

– Randi Love

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