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Gas Tax repeal headed for ballot as money about to flow for road repairs

Published: 
Sun, 01/21/2018 (All day)

People rolled through Rock Auto in El Cajon in droves this month to sign a petition to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown’s so-called gas tax. Volunteers wielding clipboards in red t-shirts reading “Stop the Gas Tax” harvested names from drivers eager to support the cause.

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Paint companies could hand taxpayers the bill for hazardous lead paint cleanup under proposed California ballot measure

Published: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)

A proposed November statewide ballot measure could allow three of the nation’s biggest paint companies to hand California taxpayers a bill for the cost of cleaning up health hazards caused by lead paint.

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California bullet train cost surges by $2.8 billion: 'Worst-case scenario has happened

Published: 
Tue, 01/16/2018 (All day)

The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in the Central Valley has jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from about $6 billion originally.

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BP to pay California $102 million to settle natural gas overcharge allegations

Published: 
Thu, 01/11/2018 (All day)

Energy giant BP has agreed to pay California $102 million as part of a settlement of allegations that it overcharged the state in sales of natural gas, Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Thursday.