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California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

Oct. 16, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained...

Governor candidates spar on vision for California

Oct. 8, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Republican John Cox entered the only scheduled debate in the campaign for California governor on Monday as an underdog in need of a race-altering breakthrough. He didn't get it. Instead, at a time when politics in Washington and across the nation are marked by bitter partisan fights,...

The Latest: Republican Cox won't offer position on Kavanaugh

Oct. 8, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a debate between California's candidates for governor (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Republican candidate for California governor John Cox didn't say whether he supported the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Cox said during a debate Monday that...

Initiative seeks to repeal California's gasoline tax hike

Oct. 8, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — California voters will soon decide whether to drive out a gasoline tax increase passed to fund transportation projects across the state. Proposition 6 seeks to repeal last year's decision by the Democratic-led Legislature to raise fuel taxes and vehicle fees to pay for roughly $5...

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

Sep. 25, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative...

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

Sep. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won't you release your tax returns? It wasn't a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was...