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Locals may be impacted by an increase in taxes

Melissa Puryear, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

Bakersfield is already seeing an increase in gas taxes from last year’s gas tax hike, and may be set to see more taxes in the coming years due to a federal gas tax and a local sales tax increase in its preliminary stages. Already California ranks 6th in the nation for gasoline taxes. The national average according to the American Petroleum Institute (API), is 51.73 cents ...

Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Kern County assembly members oppose gas tax and increased registration fees signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown

Melisa Puryear, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown signed the tax at the pump and car fees bill, known as SB1 Transportation Act, which was approved by the Legislature back in early...

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