Official Endorsements by the Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee
Governor of California
Judge Steven Bailey
Attorney General Of California
Board of Equalization District 2
California Prosperity Agenda
The Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee has endorsed the California Prosperity Agenda proposed by the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI), a California-based organization which champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions. The California Prosperity Agenda is a 12-point, multi-year plan that reflects the best thinking of PRI researchers and think tanks nationwide on how to restore freedom and opportunity to Californians.
To read the California Prosperity Agenda, please click here.
Repeal The Gas Tax
The Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee unanimously endorsed Repeal of the Gas Tax, implemented under Senate Bill 1 which became effective November 1, 2017.
The gasoline excise tax will rise 43 percent, or by 12 cents per gallon, generating an estimated $24.4 billion in revenue. The diesel tax will climb 125 percent, by 20 cents per gallon. This increase would add another $7.3 billion.
The diesel sales tax will rise 5.75 percent and raise $3.5 billion.
A vehicle fee, similar to what owners currently pay the Department of Motor Vehicles annually, will raise $16.3 billion.
Zero-emission vehicles will have to pay a $100 annual fee for road maintenance beginning in 2020.
To read the entire Senate Bill 1 please click here: leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1
To learn more and to sign the Petition to Repeal the Gas Tax please click here: www.givevotersavoice.com/