California Update for Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jan 2, 2018

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• California drivers will pay more to renew their car’s registration in 2018, as part of a new law to help pay for deferred maintenance and roadwork. The deal approved by Gov. Jerry Brown also increased the state gas tax.

Find more new California laws now in effect for 2018 HERE.

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• Caltrans is taking climate change seriously. So seriously that the organization is prepping 12 reports that evaluate how things like warming temperatures, changes in rainfall and wildfires affect roads.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ezra David Romero.