$52 Billion Tax Increase; Not All Taxes Will Go to Road Repair

Friday, April 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement after the Governor imposed a $52 billion tax increase on the people of California:

“It is outrageous that the people of California will be forced to pay hundreds more each year for driving their cars on the promise that Sacramento politicians will now actually invest these tax monies in our roads.

“Legislative Democrats have already designated some of these taxes for park restroom maintenance and land purchase for animal travel.

“During their decades of control, legislative Democrats have not prioritized road repair, and now, hardworking people will have to pay for their lack of prioritization.

“Republicans have repeated offered solid solutions to fund road repairs and traffic relief efforts without raising more taxes. But the ruling Democrats have not permitted a public debate on these alternatives.” 

“Californians can find out their estimated car and gas tax hike with this calculator. These taxes will go up automatically without an expiration date.”