Sacramento – Today, representatives of the Fix Our Roads coalition and the new ballot measure committee, the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, praised statements made by Governor Jerry Brown in his final State of the State address. Governor Brown reiterated his strong support for Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, and vowed to fight any November ballot measure that seeks to repeal this historic transportation funding law.
Governor Brown said: “The funds that SB 1 makes available are absolutely necessary if we are going to maintain our roads and transit systems in good repair. I will do everything in my power to defeat any repeal effort that may make it to the ballot. You can count on that!”
“Governor, we have your back,” said Michael Quigley, executive director of the California Alliance for Jobs. “We were honored to work with you to pass Senate Bill 1 and will do everything in our power to help you protect this vital investment in safer roads, good-paying jobs and a strong economy.”
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