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2018 will see California motorists pay more to the state to repair roads and bridges

The Main Street offramp from the Southbound 5 in L.A. in June 2015. (Los Angeles Times)
The Main Street offramp from the Southbound 5 in L.A. in June 2015. (Los Angeles Times)

The new year brings with it new vehicle fees in California ranging from $25 to $175 depending on the value of your car, but Republican lawmakers are hoping to qualify a ballot measure in November to repeal the higher charges.

The fees and a 12-cent increase in California’s gas tax last year are part of a plan by Democrats to raise more than $5.2 billion annually to deal with a backlog of road and bridge repairs.

Petitions to qualify a repeal initiative are circulating now.

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