The gas tax was once a smart Republican idea. Now the GOP cynically uses it to bludgeon Democrats

JUN 07, 2018 | 3:00 AM


After less than two years in office, state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) was ousted in a recall election Tuesday for his vote to increase the gas tax to repair the state’s woefully maintained roads and expand its inadequate transit systems.

Political opportunism won over responsible governance.