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Nevada County To Get Millions from Gas Tax Hike

The proposed gas tax bill to fund road repairs across California is just one signature away from becoming law. The State Senate voted 27 to 11 yesterday to pass the 52-billion-dollar plan. Late last night, the Assembly passed the measure. Senate Bill 1 will raise the gasoline excise tax by 12 cents, and also increase vehicle registration fees. So what will the new funds mean for Nevada County roads? Quite a bit, according to Nevada County Transportation Commission Executive Director Dan Landon…

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Landon says one of the major things in the package would include improvements along Highway 49. He says previous legislation has authorized local monies to be used on state highways, including Highway 49…

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The bill will also provide money for county roads…

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According to a report by the League of California Cities, over the next ten years, the City of Grass Valley will get 2.96 million dollars, Nevada City will receive 750-thousand, the Town of Truckee will get 3.7 million, and unincorporated Nevada County will be allocated 38 million. When Governor Brown signs the bill, the gas excise tax increase will go into effect November 1, and the vehicle registrations fees will go up on January 1.

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