“While his budget includes a proposal to improve our state’s bad roads, we must do more to reform government and streamline existing transportation spending to provide the long-term funding that our roads need. Californians should not be burdened with unfair tax increases and fees to pay for years of inaction. It appears the Governor’s transportation proposal is basically the same proposal that failed last year. There is much work to be done to create a bipartisan consensus that can become law this year.”
Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) is Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. She represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers southern Orange County, northern San Diego County and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.