Oct22017

Judge Rewrites Ballot Description

Initiative Repealing Gas Tax

Sacramento County Judge Timothy Frawley has rewritten the ballot description of the initiative repealing the gas tax increase. The judge found that the title and summary written by California State Attorney Xavier Becerra was misleading. Judge Frawley rewrote the title and summary after a lawsuit was filed by Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen.

Becerra's title said the ballot measure would eliminate transportation funding by repealing revenues. Frawley's rewrite says, the initiative would repeal gas and diesel taxes and transportation funding associated with the increase. The actual title says, ""Repeals recently enacted gas and diesel taxes and vehicle registration fees. Eliminates road repair and transportation programs funded by these taxes and fees."

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