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California GOP sees gas tax as winning issue in 2018

A gas station in California
Republicans in California are pushing to repeal the 12-cent gas tax. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

The gas tax in California has not gone up in 25 years — until now.

Why it matters: California Republicans are jumping at the chance to make this an election issue, writes the New York Times' Adam Nagourney, in the hopes that pushing for repeal will help them keep the House. Residents will have an opportunity to repeal the gas tax when they go to the polls in November.