Vulnerable California Republican breaks with Trump on gas tax

"Republicans are hoping to make the tax hikes a major issue in California as a way to bring out Republican voters in a year when Democrats appear to have the momentum as they attempt to flip Republican-held seats. Walters’ campaign has contributed $25,000 to the state repeal effort.

The increased fuel taxes and new vehicle fees approved last spring by the Legislature are expected to raise $5.2 billion annually for road and bridge repairs and improvements to mass transit."

From the Los Angeles Times, 2/15/2018