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Boy, this gas tax is going to be tough on a lot of people

Today is the day. 

No, not the day in which every trick-of-treater tries to best hide their candy from their parents and siblings, but a much more serious day.

Today is the day that the 12-cent gas tax increase goes into effect across that state.

That’s per gallon, and it’s 20 cents if you’re using diesel. 

That diesel part might not seem like a concern in some urban areas, but it sure worries us in agriculture-focused ones.

The bottom line is that the increase in taxes is going to hurt a lot of people and impact lives, and it’s not like gasoline was cheap in the state before and we’re just catching up to the rest of the U.S.

As the story on today’s front page notes: 

On Tuesday, California’s statewide average of $3.04 per gallon was about 57 cents higher than the national average and the highest in the continental U.S., according to AAA.

The issue will be even more under the microscope if funding isn’t spent where it has been said it will be.

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Glenn County Fairgrounds has had quite the turnaround

Nice success story we featured today. Let’s hope they keep it up.

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