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Sacramento County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
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Fixing Our Roads

By Steve Torno

Candidate for State Senator; District 6

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In a ten year period from 1996- 2006 automobile use in the State of California increasesed 26%, Public Transportation use had no increase.
We as consumers of gasoline in the State of California are subsidizing the costs of Public Transportation. Under current California Law, revenue generated by Gas Tax pays for Public Transportation. Once two billion dollars is raised by these taxes any additional revenue is being spent subsidizing Public Transportation. With our current rate of gasoline consumption in California and assuming $3.00 a gallon price of gas we are paying 1 billion a year to Public Transportation. The 1 billion in subsidies become 2 billion if gas reaches $4.00 a gallon. By making sure all Gas Taxes are spent improving our roads and highways we would add 50% to what we have currently budgeted and could easily double it.

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