According to a analysis brief commissioned by the nonprofit nonpartisan organization Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics, California has some of the worst roads in the United States with over two-thirds of the State's roads in poor shape.
This is no secret to drivers: California's roads are falling apart. The state legislature approved SB-1, Governor Brown's proposal for raising the gas tax to try to fix them. But a new report released today by Beacon Economics and the nonprofit group Next 10 believes that taxing gas simply will not generate enough revenue to get the job done.
In an indication of just how much California is affected by gasoline prices, at least three different groups on Monday weighed in on the ramifications of Senate Bill 1, the $52.4 billion effort passed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature earlier this month.
Money raised by raising the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon won’t be enough to fixing California’s crumbling roads, and a longer-term answer is needed, according to a report released Monday, April 24 by a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank.