State officials should fix roads with today's fuel tax funds

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 - 7:10 am

Re "California's highways need big fix" (Dan Walters, Nov 25): California has some of the worst highways in the country, yet we pay the highest fuel tax. Gov. Jerry Brown says the highway monies should come from a separate fund and not the general fund, but where have our fuel taxes been going all these years? The general fund, of course. Now state officials want to tax us some more by doubling car registration fees. Ads are on the radio alread,y getting us ready for this next jabbing of the taxpayer. When is it going to end? Even if the state gets the additional funds, it seems that projects can't be built on time and within the budget. Look at the new Bay Bridge as an example. We need responsible people to get it right and use our present fuel tax dollars to fix our roads.

-- Greg Cardwell, El Dorado Hills

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