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$872 Million of Car & Gas Taxes NOT Going to Roads, Highways or Bridges
Below are a few examples of how SB 1’s taxes – which Californians were promised would be spent on fixing our crumbling roads and highways – will actually be used:
ICYMI: "Capitol Journal - Gov. Brown stiffed doctors, dentists and hospitals by not increasing provider fees with new tobacco tax money"
SACRAMENTO – In November 2016 California voters approved Proposition 56, a $2-per-pack cigarette tax initiative. Supporters promised the extra revenues would go toward reimbursement rates for doctors and dentists who treat underprivileged patients on Medi-Cal. George Skelton of the Los Angeles...
ICYMI: "Memo to California pols: Don’t let anti-Trump fury blind you to vital issues"
SACRAMENTO – In case you missed it, Dan Walters’ column published in The Sacramento Bee makes a case for California policymakers to focus on important California issues instead of getting distracted by issues in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans continue to fight for California residents by...
Senate Republican Leaders Respond to Governor's May Revise
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 budget proposal:
Senate Republicans Respond to Governor's Revised Budget
SACRAMENTO – Members of Senate Republican Caucus respond to Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 state budget. Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) : “After giving Californians a lemon of a gas and car tax hike, Sacramento Democrats seem intent on giving them a lemon of a budget...
Senator Fuller Responds to Governor's Revised Budget
“Since the start of the legislative session, taxpayers have already been saddled with historic tax increases, threatened with higher tuition costs, and warned to prepare for higher home energy costs. Give taxpayers a break, spend their money efficiently, and send the governor a more effective...
Senator Gaines Issues Statement On Governor's Budget Revise
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 state budget proposal:
Senator Stone's response to Gov. Brown's May Budget Revision
In response to today’s May Budget revision by Governor Brown, Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) issued this statement:
Response to May Budget Revision
"If managing the budget is 'like riding a tiger,' looking out ahead ten years from now is like standing on the deck of the sinking Titanic."
Wilk: Annual budget shell game a slap in the face to Californians
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, issued the following statement regarding the Legislature’s annual budget shell game:
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