California has among the highest gas and transportation-related taxes in the country, yet our roads frequently rank as some of the nation’s worst. In the last five years, over $5 billion has been diverted away from transportation projects to backfill the state budget. Drivers are now being assessed at least 10 cents per gallon of gas to pay for pet projects like high-speed rail.
Senator Morrell has worked with his Republican colleagues to oppose new gas taxes and have proposed a plan to provide nearly $5 billion in funding for our roads read more. He has also co-authored legislation that would guarantee transportation dollars are used to fund transportation projects View Transportation Bills (PDF).