Others, like the California Alliance for Jobs and the Fix Our Roads Coalition, are worried that the decrease in funding from gas taxes will lead to the deterioration of state roads and infrastructure over time.
“Losing tens of billions of dollars in infrastructure funding will decimate the quality of our roads and bridges, jeopardize safety, decrease mobility, cripple public transit, and result in more traffic congestion,” said Michael Quigley, executive director of the California Alliance for Jobs, in a statement.
Quigley also believes jobs will be lost as a result of the Advanced Clean Cars II rule.
“Reductions in funding of that magnitude will destroy hundreds of thousands of middle-class construction careers,” Quigley said. “We need California’s leaders to come up with solutions to replace this funding now rather than waiting until it’s too late.”