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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 should come from. “Are corporations paying their fair share?” He says oil companies are not paying enough in taxes for extracting oil out of the ground.

When asked if it was fair for Fresno County residents in the lower income bracket to pay the tax, he said it was easier for the legislature to tax citizens, because they are not as organized as corporations or special interests.

Steyer was coy about whether he will run for governor in 2018. “We are in a national crisis on a number of vectors,” Steyer says. “What is the way to have the most impact if you really believe, like I do, that we are in a crisis here, and it is important for everyone to pitch in? My goal is to figure out how to pitch in.”

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Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email