Palo Alto Online: Palo Alto to reap revenues from new state bills

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017  By: Gennady Sheyner  As Palo Alto’s elected leaders survey all the new laws coming out of Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, two strikingly different pictures emerge. When it comes to the national level, the city is nervously awaiting the impacts of the Republican tax-reform plan, which may eliminate of tax-deductible status for private-activity
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San Jose Mercury News Opinion Editorial: Already California’s gas tax increase is bringing huge improvements to Bay Area roads

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017  By: Carl Guardino  Thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 1 last April, new funding to make road safety improvements, fill potholes, make seismic safety improvements to bridges and overpasses and repair local streets and freeways is soon coming to our region. State and local road maintenance budgets will get a boost
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Record Bee: Lakeport to resurrect, finish road projects

November 17, 2017

November 16, 2017 By: Tammy Murga With the implementation of the California gas tax, the City of Lakeport is trying to quickly seize the opportunity to finish and resurrect several road projects, according to a report during the City’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) on Monday. A large sum of the revenue raised will go
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Porterville Reporter: Council looking at six projects funded by SB 1

November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017  The Lindsay City Council will consider today approving a resolution that would give the city an estimated $73,000 to fund six high-priority and cost-effective projects. Michael Camarena, the director of city services, said the list of projects would be funded by Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act. Camarena
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KKFX 11 Santa Maria: Tracking SB 1 gas tax increase funding

November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017  By: Keith Carls  Now that Californians are paying more for gas and diesel due to the controversial new gas tax imposed on November 1, where is all that new taxpayer money going on the Central Coast? The SB 1 funds are earmarked exclusively for transportation repair and improvement across the state. The
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Silicon Valley Business Journal: Why support for California gas tax repeal may not be what it’s cracked up to be

November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017  By: Jody Meacham The prospect of a Republican-supported 2018 ballot measure repealing the gasoline tax increase that California enacted last summer would seem to be a serious concern for Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, which collectively stand to get $7.7 billion from the tax for road repair and transportation improvement projects
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Statement: Fix Our Roads responds to Republican #GasTaxtrophe

November 3, 2017

Fix Our Roads responds to Republican #GasTaxtrophe events: Sacramento — The following statement can be attributed to the Fix Our Roads coalition, a coalition of local governments, business, labor and transportation advocates who worked to pass SB 1 (transportation funding) in April of this year. This statement can be used as our response to Republican-led
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PolitiFact California: Does California spend ‘nearly 5 times as much’ to build a mile of road as the rest of nation?

November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017  By: Chris Nichols  It’s not cheap to build anything in California. Land and labor is expensive and the state has some of the strictest environmental permitting rules anywhere. Those factors all drive up the cost of building homes, stores and even roads. Republican candidate for governor John Cox has pledged that, if
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