Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and organizer Carl DeMaio, center, led a petition drive backed by conservatives to repeal California’s gas taxes and vehicle registration fees in 2018. Gas tax opponents complained to the state’ s Fair Political Practices Commission that public funds had been used to support the gas tax. The repeal effort failed.
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and organizer Carl DeMaio, center, led a petition drive backed by conservatives to repeal California’s gas taxes and vehicle registration fees in 2018. Gas tax opponents complained to the state’ s Fair Political Practices Commission that public funds had been used to support the gas tax. The repeal effort failed. Julie Watson AP
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and organizer Carl DeMaio, center, led a petition drive backed by conservatives to repeal California’s gas taxes and vehicle registration fees in 2018. Gas tax opponents complained to the state’ s Fair Political Practices Commission that public funds had been used to support the gas tax. The repeal effort failed. Julie Watson AP