So Newsom feels that spending good money on junk science theories and rail projects. Is a good way to use the peoples money? Can you believe he did this?
Despite promising to use funding from California’s latest gas tax to fix the state’s crumbling roads, Gov. Gavin Newsom is using the money to fight so-called climate change instead.
In 2018, voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 69, which requires that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee enacted by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 only be used for transportation-related purposes. It also exempts revenue generated by SB 1’s tax increases and fee schedules from the state appropriations limit.
Newsom's Executive Order N-19-19 redirects gas tax money to fund railroad projects instead of highway expansion projects like fixing the congested Highway 99, critics say. Additional north and south freeway lanes on Highway 99 in Tulare and Madera County were scrapped as a result.