Skip to comments.California Legislature passes 12-cent gas tax hike to fund transportation infrastructure
Posted on 04/08/2017 7:41:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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... because, not enough people are fleeing the place from all its high taxes.
The money will be wasted on SJW’s flavor of the week.
Funds will be “loaned” to bailout government retirement plans.
The proceeds will be wasted on endless “planning” and admin.
I see they missed the bike riders and people traveling on foot, what else did they miss.
Oh I know, where is audit for all the taxes that have been collected in years past to fund the roads maintenance, start by looking in demoncrats pockets or retirement packages.
[These investments will create good-paying jobs, improve traffic safety and expand public transit access in communities across the state, De Leon said in a statement.]
8 cylinder trucks = $500 registration fees led to the recall 14 years ago. Could this lead to another turnover in 18’? Tom McLintock finished 2nd among Republicans with 12% of the vote when the voters went for the flash-Arnold. If we are hitting bottom this could be our real chance. 2020 GOP convention in Sacramento?
While I have no proof or data, I believe that road improvement taxes have already been collected, but Cal re-allocated those funds to social programs.
Me, I refuse to vote yea on targeted tax increases because money that was scheduled will then be allocated to something else based on new money increase.
There is a history of gas tax increases in California and funding supposed to go directly to highways and roads: Props 42, then 1A and 1B were supposed to that around 2006.
Of course those funds disappeared for colostomy bags for illegals or similar social programs.
Californians now get to pay yet another super-regressive tax b/c they won’t hold their own politicians to legal contracts (not just promises).
Suckers. I got out of there just in time (5 years ago). I was sad leaving the land of my birth but I could see it was going down the tubes.
How long is Brown going to stay out to lunch? He doesn’t remember the recall of Davis? CA can only hope the same happens to Brown but that’s a fat chance.
Look up California Propositions 42, 1A and 1B.
That is all the proof and data anyone needs.
“”Tom McLintock finished 2nd among Republicans with 12% of the vote when the voters went for the flash-Arnold.””
I recall having disagreements with FReepers over that choice - they were overwhelmingly FOR Arnold...
Maybe McClintock will throw his hat in the ring again and give up his seat in the House...Would be good for CA....
Combined, the new taxes and fees are projected to raise $52.4 billion over 10 years for road repairs and other transportation projects.
Taking $52 billion dollars out of the economy.
This is just another wealth distribution scheme like the train to no where. The taxes will be collected, there will be a few infrastructure repaired and a lot of consultants will get theirs (being sure to donate some to the Democrat Party)
At some point in the future they will discover the infrastructure has still not been fixed and another tax (or toll roads) will be proposed.
Democrats, getting rich one tax at at time.
“”I got out of there just in time (5 years ago). I was sad leaving the land of my birth but I could see it was going down the tubes.””
The land of my husband’s birth also and we got out 11 years ago this month. It truly was difficult to leave all the good friends, relatives and the great weather BUT - what choice did we have?
My assembly member tweeted it would be a 19.5 cent increase. Now I don’t know which to believe.
Hey. Its not like its your money.
When I grew up there the place was well-run and akin to a paradise on Earth.
Our yearly vehicle registration/license fees go into the general fund instead of a road maintenance fund.
Are so the called electric vehicles basically in for free re the yearly registration and license fees?
Not one red cent will be used for Roads, All of it will be diverted to the Brown Doggle and Public Pensions. I will bet $100 on it.
So glad I don’t live in CA. Feel sorry for those FReepers who do.
Although to be honest, I did think about moving there back in the late 70s, early 80s.
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