Villaraigosa Defends Farmers, Gas Tax in Fresno Stop

Antonio Villaraigosa is serious about courting the Central Valley. The former Los Angeles mayor made yet another Fresno visit, speaking at a Maddy Institute luncheon about his run for governor. Villaraigosa is attempting to distance himself from other top D...

Who’s Behind Radio Ad Attacking Arambula?

A new series of radio ads (airing on KMJ) targets Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) over his vote for Senate Bill 1, the gas tax. Produced by Stutzman Public Affairs of Sacramento, the ad criticizes Ar...

Take Five: Republican John Cox Offers Plan for California

GV Wire is asking California’s gubernatorial candidates for their views on five trending topics. On a recent visit to Fresno, San Diego area businessman John Cox offered his perspective on: Affordable housing in California Sanctuary state law Wat...

Steyer for Gov: Will He or Won’t He?

In the final installment of GV Wire’s exclusive interview with Tom Steyer, he talks about his thoughts on the gas tax - recently raised by legislature - and his political future. Steyer says we need to fix roads. But, like many, he asks where the money shou...

Valley Delegation Split on Gas Tax Vote

In a late night for the California legislature, both branches passed a gas tax pushed heavily by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday (April 6) night. First, the state senate passed SB 1 by a 27-11 margin. Then, in a sess...

Local Millions on the Line for State Gas Tax

The California legislature is scheduled to vote on a dramatic increase to the gasoline tax later this week. Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing hard for the $52 billion tax to help repair roads and other infrastructure...