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Letter to the Editor: Supporter of the gas tax

By: Drew Johnson, Folsom
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In response to Senator Gaines's article regarding the gas tax, our family is very much in favor of the increase in revenue to support our roads, which Senator Gaines identifies are in sore need of repair.

There is loads of empirical evidence that describes how an increase in gas taxes actually reduces the amount of driving. With an increase in the gas tax, people turn to alternative modes of transportation, most of which is far cleaner for the environment.

So much needed revenue promotes road repair while also making California more green and less reliant on fossil fuel.