The California Legislature is expected to vote this week on a multi-billion dollar transportation tax increase proposal put forth by Governor Jerry Brown, Speaker Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon. Western Growers issued an Action Alert to members yesterday urging them to contact their respective assemblymember and senator to tell them to vote ‘No’ on the proposal when it is voted on later this week.
Please take a look at our Action Alert and, if you haven’t already done so, use the link to send a message to your legislators!
The transportation infrastructure funding package (SB 1) would rely on large increases to the gasoline and diesel excise taxes, the diesel sales tax and the state vehicle license fee to generate about $5 billion annually over the course of the next decade.
Together, these tax increases represent over a 60 percent increase from currently assessed excise taxes and a 500 percent increase in the sales tax collected for diesel without creating any new road or highway capacity.
For more information, contact Matthew Allen at (916) 446-1435.