Instead of the highways it was intended for.
CBS47: 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.”