Republican Budget Vice Chair - Jim Nielsen - Issues Statement on Democratic Partisan Transportation Tax Deal

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement on the five tax transportation increases imposed by the Democratic leadership led by Governor Brown:

“$52 billion in new tax increases is what we will be forking over to the government. Negotiated behind closed doors, this is the largest gas tax increase in the state’s history.

“The gas tax and car tax will certainly hurt ordinary people. 

“We pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. What have we gotten for our money? Where is the accountability for government to spend our hard-earned tax dollars?”