California Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders of the Legislature have reached a $5.2 billion-a-year road-funding pact that would raise gas taxes, registration fees and add other charges, as well as include a constitutional amendment to restrict lawmakers’ ability to shift the money to other uses. The plan was announced at the Capitol on Wednesday March 29, 2017. Alexei Koseff akoseff@sacbee.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders of the Legislature have reached a $5.2 billion-a-year road-funding pact that would raise gas taxes, registration fees and add other charges, as well as include a constitutional amendment to restrict lawmakers’ ability to shift the money to other uses. The plan was announced at the Capitol on Wednesday March 29, 2017. Alexei Koseff akoseff@sacbee.com
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May 26, 2017 12:01 AM

Jerry Brown rightly tags anti-tax motorists as ‘freeloaders’

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee

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