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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 01:58 AM

Kind of telling that they won t allow you to read the petition unless you give them a name and email address, win-win for someone.

From the actual petition:

Repeals a 2017 transportation law’s tax and fee provisions that pay for repairs and improvements to local roads, state highways, and public transportation. Requires the Legislature to submit any measure enacting specified taxes or fees on gas or diesel fuel, or on the privilege to operate a vehicle on public highways, to the electorate for approval. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced annual state transportation tax revenues of $2.9 billion in 2018-19, increasing to $4.9 billion annually by 2020-21. These revenues would primarily have supported state highway maintenance and rehabilitation, local streets and roads, and mass transit. In addition, potentially lower transportation tax revenues in the future from requiring voter approval of such tax increases, with the impact dependent on future actions by the Legislature and voters.

So even the people wanting a repeal admit the funds will pay for roads and streets. I guess quality infrastructure isn t on Putin s agenda.

- Rick_M


The LAW, containing this increase, is a BIG FAT LIE… just more of the same as they have done in the past; BUT, this time it is more aggressive, HIGHER, and going for YEARS & YEARS! NONE of this increase will be used for Roads, etc. etc.

Why not take the money that HAS ALREADY BEEN VOTED ON, has been collected, and USED for Pensions & Union Labor instead of Roads, etc. etc. and put towards ROADS, etc. etc.?

Our IMMEDIATE choice to do some good, is to repeal this tax increase to STOP the VERY BAD LAW.

Voting the other people OUT and Replacing them is a longer range goal which is probably more of DREAM than something Real & Probable.

Somehow, I get the feeling that you LIKE the proposed gas tax increase!
... I guess I’m wasting my time talking to you, as usual… OH well, I think there are MORE people in Calif. that are AGAINST this law and want to repeal it THAN are FOR the increase.

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