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Report: Gas tax hike a good start but not enough to fix roads

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A new report says the state gas tax that lawmakers just passed a few weeks ago is a good start but not enough to maintain roads in the long run.

San Francisco nonprofit Next 10 says the state needs nearly $10 billion more each year to fully address the state's road transportation woes.

Next 10's report - Beyond the Gas Tax: Funding California Transportation in the 21st Century - says the tax will help with the project backlog but the tax money will only decrease with better fuel efficiency and more electric vehicles hitting the road.

The nonprofit's founder says the state needs to find other ways of funding roads that may include toll roads or charging drivers for the miles they drive.

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