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Gov. Jerry Brown, state leadrs propose gas tax, higher car registration fees to fix roads

Posted at 2:48 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 17:48:23-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders of the California Legislature are proposing a $52 billion plan to fix California's roads.

The state's Democratic leaders said Wednesday that they would pay for it with a big increase in the gas tax, higher car registration fees and a $100 charge on emission-free vehicles. Brown says the money will mostly go to fixing existing roads and bridges.

The measure will require support from two-thirds of lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate because it raises taxes.