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    13 Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order Authorizing Theft of Voter-Approved Gas Tax Money

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    theft of the peoples money by socialist agenda



    https://californiaglobe.com/section-...gas-tax-money/



    Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order Authorizing Theft of Voter-Approved Gas Tax Money

    Order violates Prop. 69, while eliminating highway expansion and repair projects

    By Katy Grimes, October 7, 2019 3:15 pm


    Through an Executive Order, California Governor Gavin Newsom has redirected gas tax money to fund railway systems and other projects. The gas tax revenue would have repaired and upgraded the state’s broken highways and roads.

    Californians pay the highest gas prices in the nation, most of which is taxes.

    Of vital concern, Newsom’s latest road plan for California eliminates two important highway expansion projects on vital freight corridors in Central California.

    Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-19-19 September 20, directing the already controversial gas tax money away from fixing local highways in favor of rail projects.

    Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) recently explained that in the 2020 Transportation Plan are two projects that would have increased stretches of Highway 99 from four to six lanes in the Central Valley. Patterson says that a Cal Trans’ report even notes the “bottleneck” created at these sections along this major freight corridor.


    “Instead of building capacity on our highways to move people and freight, Governor Newsom is funding his pet rail projects throughout the state,” Patterson said. “This theft of funds meant to improve our roadways is a glimpse into the future of transportation in our state and Newsom continues to execute his September 2019 Climate Change Executive Order. The Central Valley is just the beginning. Other road projects will likely be next.”

    “This is theft of our gas taxes by Executive Order. Governor Newsom is intentionally starving us out of our roads. Voters approved SB 1 with the promise that our crumbling highways would get the attention they deserve. Instead of building capacity, our gas tax funds are being siphoned off to fund Newsom’s favored pet-projects,” Patterson said. “Governor Newsom’s promise not to forget about the Central Valley is full of hot air, just like his climate plan.”

    Gov. Newsom’s office issued a press statement to explain the plan, just ahead of Climate Week:

    Transportation Systems: The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) is directed to invest its annual portfolio of $5 billion toward construction, operations and maintenance to help reverse the trend of increased fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation sector. CalSTA, in consultation with the Department of Finance, is also directed to align transportation spending, programming and mitigation with the state’s climate goals to achieve the objectives of the state’s Climate Change Scoping Plan, where feasible. Specifically the Governor is ordering a focus for transportation investments near housing, and on managing congestion through innovative strategies that encourage alternatives to driving.

    CBS47 said, “It calls for leveraging billion in annual state transportation funds to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions.”

    Assemblyman Patterson says, “One of the very first things Governor Newsom decides to do, is put forward an executive order and his people at Caltrans have decided they are going to terminate addition north and south freeway lanes on Highway 99 in Tulare and Madera County. I’m almost speechless with response to this,” CBS47 reported. “When you pay for gas and you pay a gas tax, a railroad is not a highway. This is bait and switch. This is saying one thing and doing something else. I just think all who represent California both Democrats and Republicans have better step up and stand up and say Mr. Governor you can’t do this.”

    California’s roads and highways are a disaster waiting to happen, thanks to decades of neglect by the state.

    California’s largest state budget ever — $215 billion — is larded with a record number of local pork-barrel projects injected by individual legislators, often in exchange for “horse trading” votes on passage of certain pieces of legislation – including transportation and resources spending, as the Globe outlined in June. The $230,650,000 million of extra spending in Resources and Transportation can make your head swim. So why did the governor need to take gas tax revenue if there is plenty of money for pork projects?

    In his State of the State address, Newsom focused on affordable housing goals: “He also called out how the Legislature has expedited judicial review on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for wealthy professional sports teams owners – the most recent exemption was done by then-Senator Darrell Steinberg for Sacramento’s Golden 1 Arena, home of the Sacramento Kings. “It’s time we do the same thing for housing,” Newsom said. Then he said that home builders and labor leaders are working together to forge a compromise to accelerate production. ‘If we want a California for All, we have to build housing for all.’”

    Just last week, Newsom vowed to accelerate the deadline for communities to meet their mandated short-term housing goals to two years from three. “Our state’s affordability crisis is undermining the California Dream and the foundations of our economic well-being,” said Newsom, “Families should be able to live near where they work. They shouldn’t live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck to keep a roof overhead,” the Sacramento Bee reported.
    Assemblyman Jim Patterson. (Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

    He vowed to “spend $1.75 billion to entice communities to build more.”

    Newsom threatened to take money from gas tax bill, Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Pres. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), and ‘redirect’ those funds if cities and counties don’t meet his new housing goals.

    SB1, was sold to the people based on its name, as was the gas tax repeal initiative: the “Road Repair and Accountability Act.” The tax money, voters believed, was to fund repairs for the state’s aging roads and highways and bridges.

    “This legislative package invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety,” RebuildingCA.gov detailing SB 1 says. “These funds will be split equally between state and local investments.”

    “California’s state-maintained transportation infrastructure will receive roughly half of SB 1 revenue: $26 billion. The other half will go to local roads, transit agencies and an expansion of the state’s growing network of pedestrian and cycle routes. Each year, this new funding will be used to tackle deferred maintenance needs both on the state highway system and the local road system, including:
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    1) Those that can extrapolate from incomplete data

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    https://armandsrancho.blogspot.com/2...rects-gas.html

    Bait & Switch: Gov. Newsom Redirects Gas Tax Money



    California's gasoline tax is the highest in the nation.

    California drivers were paying an average $3.75 per gallon as of late June, far above the national average of $2.71 calculated by AAA. The gas tax will increase to 47.3 cents a gallon July 1, according to the state Board of Equalization, and continue to increase indefinitely starting next year to keep up with the California Consumer Price Index.

    The money from the increase is supposed to go to roads and bridges along with bicycle and pedestrian projects.


    Well, Californians can kiss those road projects, bridge work, bike and pedestrian projects goodbye.

    When the gas tax hike was passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, many of us were predicting that the greedy Commiefornia politicians would have another pot of cash to tap into.

    Sure enough, not even a year after the hikes took effect, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to raid the gas tax fund.

    CBS47 reported:

    With a stroke of his pen, California Governor Gavin Newsom has redirected part of the money you pay at the pump with the state’s gas tax to the railway system and other projects.

    Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-19-19.

    It calls for leveraging billion in annual state transportation funds to reduce green house gases and emissions.

    The order directs money away from fixing local highways, stalling important projects here in the valley.

    Valley Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R)-Fresno, is upset and wants Republicans and Democrats in the state to speak out.

    Assemblyman Patterson says, “One of the very first things Governor Newsom decides to do, is put forward an executive order and his people at Caltrans have decided they are going to terminate addition north and south freeway lanes on Highway 99 in Tulare and Madera County. I’m almost speechless with response to this.”

    According to the Caltrans report, the projects cost a total of 17-million dollars.
    But that is not all.

    The report also states some $61-million in uncommitted funds will be held in reserve for priority rail projects and other priorities aligned with Executive Order N-19-19.

    Assemblyman Patterson says, “When you pay for gas and you pay a gas tax, a railroad is not a highway. This is bait and switch. This is saying one thing and doing something else. I just think all who represent California both Democrats and Republicans have better step up and stand up and say Mr. Governor you can’t do this.”

    See? We told you so! Small wonder there's a petition campaign to have Newsom recalled. Obviously, he didn't learn from ex-Gov. Gray Davis's example.
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    https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/ne...ailway-system/


    CBS47 Investigation: Gov. Newsom redirects gas tax money. It won’t fund highways, railway system


    by: Erik Rosales
    Posted: Oct 4, 2019 / 06:35 PM PDT / Updated: Oct 5, 2019 / 07:14 PM PDT

    With a stroke of his pen, California Governor Gavin Newsom has redirected part of the money you pay at the pump with the state’s gas tax to the railway system and other projects.

    Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-19-19.

    It calls for leveraging billion in annual state transportation funds to reduce green house gases and emissions.

    The order directs money away from fixing local highways, stalling important projects here in the valley.

    Valley Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R)-Fresno, is upset and wants Republicans and Democrats in the state to speak out.

    Assemblyman Patterson says, “One of the very first things Governor Newsom decides to do, is put forward an executive order and his people at Caltrans have decided they are going to terminate addition north and south freeway lanes on Highway 99 in Tulare and Madera County. I’m almost speechless with response to this.”

    According to the Caltrans report, the projects cost a total of 17-million dollars.

    But that is not all.

    The report also states some $61-million in uncommitted funds will be held in reserve for priority rail projects and other priorities aligned with Executive Order N-19-19.

    Assemblyman Patterson says, “When you pay for gas and you pay a gas tax, a railroad is not a highway. This is bait and switch. This is saying one thing and doing something else. I just think all who represent California both Democrats and Republicans have better step up and stand up and say Mr. Governor you can’t do this.”

    CBS47 reached out to Caltrans about its report to delete the widening projects on Highway 99. A spokesperson said she hadn’t seen the report.

    California State Transportation Agency released a statement regarding this report:

    “The state is confronting the climate crisis head on. In doing so, Caltrans will use available transportation dollars to prioritize projects that manage congestion and reduce vehicle miles traveled in order to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Those who claim the state is canceling projects funded by gas tax dollars are incorrect. Aligning climate goals with transportation goals requires new thinking, not obstructionism. With the long lead time to plan, design, and construct transportation projects, we must act now to achieve our climate goals.”
    California Transportation Secretary David S. Kim

    CBS47 also reached out to Governor Newsom’s office, at the time of this report no one got back to us.
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    I am cynical these days, but this why I refuse to ever vote for a tax increase.

    It never seems to get where it was intended for it to go to due to political agendas.

    School lotteries for example. We voted to use lottery earnings to fund schools, but then they cut the school funding to match the lotto earnings.

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    .....and yet Californians do nothing.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl_70 View Post
    .....and yet Californians do nothing.....
    Yep.... look at the power thread. They are also willing to take rolling black outs due to fire hazard instead of doing standard maintenance near the power lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Profit of Doom View Post
    THERE IS NO CLIMATE CRISIS! WE ARE NOT GOING TO MELT!
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    We really need a LIKE button here.

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    There are cities here that are going to stop gas hookups to new residential buildings, requiring us to heat water, and cook with renewable electricity. If we’re trying to cook and bathe on a dark, calm, night, we’re either going to do without or need to fire up the not terribly efficient open cycle gas turbine peakers. Takes maybe three times the gas to make usable heat that way.
    Three times the emissions, for those that care.
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    One is reminded of the Maine Turnpike - which started out as a toll road, exceeded it's time dated toll mandate and was required by law to suspend the toll, and - of course - at the last minute the toll was restored.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inters..._Maine#History

    The tolls on the Maine Turnpike were not supposed to be permanent. Toll collections were to stop once the Maine Turnpike Authority paid off the debt from the road's construction. In the 1980s the bonds were going to be paid off but the Maine Legislature authorized the Maine Turnpike Authority in 1982 to continue as a quasi-governmental agency and to continue to collect tolls in order to fund the maintenance of the section of highway controlled by the MTA.[14]
    But that is the function of government. Find ways to transfer money from those of ability to those of need - even if the need is society at large.

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    Thomas E. Dewey Thruway. New York. The toll was to be temporary until the bonds got paid off.

    I remember the month it was supposed to happen (pushed by New York Law).

    Instead of eliminating the tolls, they RAISED them.

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    Like the Golden Gate bridge, toll was supposed to go away when paid for. Now it's $5.00 to use the bridge. Money went to buses/golden gate transit.
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    Putting it into their railroad and they have done this rail system for the last 20 years and it has gone nowhere and billion$ put into it have just vanished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
    Putting it into their railroad and they have done this rail system for the last 20 years and it has gone nowhere and billion$ put into it have just vanished.
    The politicians & bureaucrats have to steal the money some way.

    Hang em !!!
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    Let's not forget the orginal theft- the addtional taxes charged. It is suposed to go to the roads themselves, but I've often wondered just how much really gets used on the roads and how much more is siffoned off.

    Here's a source by state showing a stab at this:
    https://www.masterresource.org/motor...version-state/



    The other thing that is amazing is just how much of a bite each state has on fuel. Here is a source that shows the total taxes by state (hover over the state to see the details):

    https://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-...s/gasoline-tax

    It appears it doesn't include any local taxes in its data. I know the city of Chi-town has an extra charge of 6 o 8 cents per gal on top of all the other tax.

    Not surprised that cali gov decided he knew better than the voters and did the bait and switch.

    The state of ILL has done this type of thing many, many times during my lifetime. The best was how they sold the lottery was going to be in addition to the state money going to schools. Ended up cutting what the state had been given by the amount raised by the lottery.

    Politician is just another name for crooks.

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    Newsom needs to be PERSONALLY sued by every person who suffers an injury or property damage due to poorly repaired roads.

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    Legalized theft by someone with a seared conscience.
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    Red rover, red rover, bend the people right over.

    Now, what are you going to do about it ?
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    COLORADO has a Tabor amendment which requires state to refund certain monies to it's citizens...……..OF COURSE POLITICOS ARE TRYING TO CHANGE IT...SO THEY CAN KEEP ALL THE MONIES FOR THEIR OWN COFFERS...…….over and over state govt. take back/divert $$ instead of investing it to consistently maintain infrastructure...…..boondoggles and fraud abounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel Adams View Post
    Red rover, red rover, bend the people right over.

    Now, what are you going to do about it ?
    There is a building recall effort here in CA. I see a grassroots effort like the one that got rid of Gray Davis. I know many of you will scoff, but we have to try. I don't know how to post links but it's the website for the RAN Action Fund
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    Quote Originally Posted by medic38572 View Post
    I was told the other day it was 4.25 per gallon now!
    And I filled up Monday for $1.99/gal.
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