Governor Jerry Brown and state legislative leaders proposed a new $52 billion plan on Wednesday to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges and improve public transit, the SF Gate reported.
State drivers would face higher prices at the pump and new vehicle registration fees.
Assemblyman Vince Fong is opposed to the gas tax.
A statement on his website states:
After decades of neglect, our roads are falling apart and traffic congestion is the worst in the nation. Now Sacramento politicians want Californians to bail them out with massive increases to the gas tax, diesel tax, and vehicle license fee.
We can fix our roads by simply ensuring that the billions of dollars that drivers are already paying in transportation fees and taxes are actually used for transportation purposes, rather than being swept into the state’s General Fund.