Gas tax boost key to Trump infrastructure cash

S■ By Thomas D. Elias / Contributed trong ironies are playing out as California’s 14 Republican members of Congress support President Trump’s announced $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan at the same time they all back a planned ballot initiative to repeal the state’s new gasoline and diesel fuel tax increase. For without the higher gas tax, California may see little or none of Trump’s announced cash. No state needs more work on its infrastructure than this one, where more than 1,300 bridges of various sizes and shapes require seismic retrofitting and potholes are common on every type of road from country lanes to major urban freeways. But if the gas and diesel

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