OPINION: Our highways need improving. But it shouldn’t take new taxes to do it.

Sacramento is considering legislation to increase gas and car taxes to pay for road repairs, but the real issue is not actually a revenue problem, writes Andrea Seastrand in the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Although the state spends over $180 billion a year, only $3.6 billion is devoted to transportation capital outlay projects. Instead of approving even more taxes, legislators should consider a proposal by Assemblyman Vince Fong to increase transportation spending without new taxes or fees, Seastrand writes.

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