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State transportation plan relies too much on tax and fee increases 

Assemblyman Cunningham Responds to majority party’s transportation agenda

Jordan Cunningham.

Jordan Cunningham.

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-Templeton) gave the following statement after Capitol Democrats unveiled their plan to fix California’s transportation crisis:

“While I appreciate the majority party’s effort today, I believe their plan relies too much on tax and fee increases on working families and does not have enough structural reform. I am proud to be a co-author on an alternative plan that will truly prioritize transportation infrastructure needs, as well as promote accountability and local control. The plan I am co-authoring – AB 496, the Traffic Relief and Road Improvement Act (TRRIP) — provides billions for the state’s transportation needs without raising taxes on working families. The concept behind it is simple: taxes paid by transportation users should be permanently dedicated to funding our state’s transportation system. At this point, it is not clear that the majority party has the necessary votes from their own members to support this huge tax and fee increase on working families. I’m hopeful we can come to a bi-partisan solution that fixes our roads without making life more expensive for commuting families.”

Assemblyman Cunningham proudly represents all of San Luis Obispo County and a portion of Santa Barbara County, including the cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles, Grover Beach, Lompoc, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and surrounding communities.

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