Assembly Republicans say they’ve identified more than $6 billion a year that can be directed toward road repairs, without raising taxes. Their plan includes a $1 billion from cap-and-trade revenues, $1 billion from the state’s General Fund and $1 billion from redirected vehicle weight fees.
Republican Leader Kristin Olsen says the plan also takes a broader perspective.
"Part of our package goes beyond just finding funding for transportation but also starts to address the issue of whether we’re using taxpayer dollars most efficiently," she says.
The Republican plan calls for removing the California Transportation Commission from the Executive Branch and streamlining environmental reviews of highway projects.
As part of the budget deal, Governor Jerry Brown called a special legislative session to address California’s aging transportation infrastructure.