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Santa Cruz Sentinel: Vote on state ballot measures 68 and 69

April 14, 2018

Proposition 68 is a $4.1 billion bond plan to fund parks and water projects in California. Nearly two thirds of the money raised would go to refurbish the state’s 110 parks, including those in Santa Cruz County. That means funding for rundown structures, improved hiking trails and for better accessibility to beaches. To anyone who
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Monterey Herald: Vote on state ballot measure 68 and 69

April 14, 2018

Proposition 68 is a $4.1 billion bond plan to fund parks and water projects in California. Nearly two thirds of the money raised would go to refurbish the state’s 110 parks, including those in Santa Cruz County. That means funding for rundown structures, improved hiking trails and for better accessibility to beaches. To anyone who
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Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Thumbs up: Yes on Prop. 69

April 7, 2018

California got a long overdue start on repairing highways and roads last year with a 12-cent increase in the gasoline tax and a 20-cent increase in the tax on diesel fuel, the first bump in fuel taxes in more than two decades, and a new fee to ensure that owners of electric vehicles pay their
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Petaluma Argus Courier Editorial: Highway funding on horizon

March 22, 2018

There is good news and bad news for anyone who has ever been stuck in traffic in the four lane stretch of Highway 101 through Petaluma. Regional transportation officials said at a town hall event in Petaluma recently that they have a funding plan to widen the freeway to six lanes in this section known
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San Francisco Chronicle Editorial: California Republicans’ wrong turn

October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017 By: The Editorial Board Seven Republicans in California’s congressional delegation, representing districts Hillary Clinton carried last fall, will enter next year’s midterm elections with political targets on their backs. Whether Republicans will even compete in the general election for governor and U.S. Senate — forget about being competitive in those races —
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Fresno Bee Editorial: It’s Not a Tax, It’s Opportunity

April 24, 2017

April 7, 2017 By The Editorial Board Many people won’t see the votes cast by Republican Senator Anthony Cannella and Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray to raise the state tax gas 12 cents as visionary. Those people suffer from one of two misfortunes: they don’t live around here, or they’re shortsighted. Gray and Cannella grasped an
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San Francisco Chronicle Editorial: Jerry Brown’s Road Win

April 24, 2017

April 7, 2017 By The Editorial Board The behemoth transportation funding bill passed by the Legislature this week conforms to the poet John Godfrey Saxe’s famous aphorism about laws and sausages — that both “cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” The last leg of the plan’s journey through
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Modesto Bee Editorial: Gas tax makes sense, if state sees our needs

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Set aside arguments over whether California’s roads need repair; just driving beyond your driveway proves that. The state estimates catching up on merely maintaining the state’s 175,000 miles of roads will cost $59.6 billion. Set aside also arguments about where the money should come from. If there was
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Editorial: Brown’s compromise is California’s best bet to fix roads

September 8, 2015

Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2015 After spending months on the sidelines and “above the fray” while legislators debated how to pay for California’s massive backlog of road repairs, Gov. Jerry Brown has finally offered a reasonable compromise that raises fuel taxes and vehicle fees while tapping carbon pollution fees to fund highway, street, bridge
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PD Editorial: Paying a high price for bad roads

August 21, 2015

Motorists are paying a hidden tax for bad roads. Vehicle repairs attributable to potholes and crumbling pavement cost hundreds, in some places thousands, of dollars a year above and beyond routine maintenance. San Francisco and Oakland top the list of America’s major metropolitan areas with an average of $1,044 a year in extra repairs, according
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