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Gas tax repeal will be on California ballot in November

The initiative to repeal the controversial gas tax in California will be on the ballot in November, with the secretary of state confirming Monday that organizers received enough signatures to qualify. Senate Bill 1, passed last year, raised the base excise tax on

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Soaring prices at pump may boost gas-tax repeal

With polls suggesting California voters are ready to scrap fuel tax hikes approved by the state Legislature last year at his behest, Gov. Jerry Brown may be forced to spend his final months in office raising funds to bolster his

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Poll: Newsom retains strong lead; Obamacare and taxes big issues for voters 5

According to the most recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, Gavin Newsom’s lead in the gubernatorial race appears secure in the final stretch before California’s June 5 primaries, despite a plurality of voters still undecided. The poll was based on 691

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California gubernatorial race may hold key to boosting Republican turnout in 2018

With Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox polling neck-and-neck with Antonio Villaraigosa for second place in the race for governor, the prospect of a Republican being on the ballot in November appears to be increasing – a development that could be instrumental

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New poll gives early look at races for California governor and U.S. Senate

The hot-button issues for Californians heading to the ballot box next year will be economic and state-centric, according to the latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll. When asked what the most important problem today was, 22 percent cited the high cost

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As California gas prices increase with new tax, GOP candidates see opportunity with repeal efforts 

The price of gas spiked 12 cents per gallon in California earlier this month, as a result of the Democrat-backed transportation bill that now puts the Golden State in front of Hawaii for the highest gas prices in the nation.

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Gavin Newsom announces new plan calling for housing boom

SACRAMENTO – If the past is any guide, California’s Legislature will declare its recently passed housing-affordability package a success and move on to the many other priorities that dominate Capitol discussions once lawmakers return in January. But the housing package

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Effort underway to require legislators wear emblems of top donors

The movement to emblazon state legislators with the logos of their donors has collected tens of thousands of signatures for its would-be ballot initiative. “The measure, formally called the ‘Name All Sponsors California Accountability Reform (or NASCAR. Get it?) Initiative,’ would

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Could 12,000 lawmakers fix what ails California?

The one thing m how to get your ex back ost Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on is that special interests have too much influence in politics. The little guy is feeling less and less relevant — especially at

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Neighborhood Legislature could restore accountability

March 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes Big spending on California politics has become one of the state’s largest industries. But the return on investment is lousy. California’s political system has become so heavily manipulated by labor unions and other big

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