Another #Califail. Keep hammering workers who have to commute Sacramento.
The thing is the politicians won’t stop because California has become a 1 party state and the people in government think they can do this sort of thing with no ramifications.
But maybe not in this case.
“If it qualifies for the ballot it will be, I suspect, very hard to sustain it,” Shrum said of the tax. “It’s almost dead.”
At issue is Senate Bill 1, approved by the Legislature and governor in April 2017. It raised the gas tax by 12 cents per gallon, boosted the diesel fuel tax by 20 cents per gallon and increased vehicle fees. The new charges will raise $5.4 billion annually for road and transit projects.
In launching a campaign to preserve the taxes, Brown has come out swinging, calling the proposed repeal initiative “devious and deceptive” in a speech Friday to Southern California transportation leaders.
“The test of America’s strength is whether we defeat this stupid repeal measure, which is nothing more than a Republican stunt to get a few of their losers returned to Congress, and we’re not going to let that happen,” Brown told the transportation officials at Union Station in Los Angeles.
The California Transportation Commission has so far allocated $9.2 billion for transportation projects throughout California as a result of SB 1.
Why so fearful of putting this in front of the voters Jerry?