In the two weeks since the Democrat signed Senate Bill 1, opponents have launched an initiative drive to repeal the $52.4 billion transportation package as well as a recall campaign to eject a vulnerable Democratic state senator who is seen as the deciding vote for the law.
“The voters are enraged,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen, the Orange County Republican behind the repeal initiative, which is pegged to the November 2018 ballot.
Gas is already expensive in California — the state vies with Hawaii for the nation’s highest per-gallon prices — and SB1 will make it more so by dinging motorists with a 12-cent-per-gallon excise tax hike on gasoline, a 20-cent increase on diesel and higher vehicle registration fees in order to fill potholes, repair roads and bridges, and expand mass transit.
Except that much of the money will be diverted into the general fund and used to pay for the exorbitant union benefits the Democrats have promised to pay in return for votes.
I'm gonna call Allen's office and find out how to help. The ultimate solution is to see these Democrats out of office for the gargantuan crime of selling out the normal people of the state in favor paying off their union allies. Brown is just a curse on the state, ruining through his long evil life all the good work his dad did to build it.