An effort to repeal California's recently enacted gas tax continues to gain steam as proponents aim to put the question to voters. They’ve now gathered more than 400-thousand signatures.
“They are coming in fast and furious,” said Dave Gilliard of the Give Voters a Voice campaign. “We expect to be done by the end of February and be qualified for the November ballot.”
Gilliard says the campaign is seeing a huge surge of volunteer-generated signatures.
“Most voters already know that they’re paying very high gas taxes in California and they’re not getting much for it,” he added. “They don’t feel that this new increase, which is one of the biggest increases in taxes in state history, is justified and they don’t trust that the legislature will spend the money on roads.”
Give Voters a Voice reports the validity rate of signatures is over 79%. Organizers need to turn in just over 585-thousand to get their proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot. It would over turn the recent gas and vehicle tax increases and require future increases to be approved by voters.