Falling gas prices have been a welcome relief for Bay Area drivers, but they pose a serious problem for state coffers.
California air quality regulators are disputing the accuracy of a new ad campaign claiming a hidden gas tax is set to go in effect January 1st that could add up to 76 cents to a gallon of gas in the state.
Starting this week California drivers are spending more to fill up at the pump.
Californians could end up paying the highest gasoline taxes in the nation when a 3.5-cents-per-gallon increase kicks in this summer.
California regulators have ordered a 3 1/2 cent gas tax hike to take effect this summer.
A newly formed grassroots group, Friends of Caltrain, has a goal of preventing service cuts on the peninsula commuter rail.