OFFICE OF ASSEMBLYMAN PHILLIP CHEN, FIFTY-FIFTH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
ASSEMBLYMAN CHEN CALLS NEW DEMOCRAT TRANSPORTATION PLAN AN AFFRONT TO TAXPAYERS
For Immediate Release: March 29, 2017
Contact: Ali Navid, Chief of Staff, (916) 319-2055
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblyman Phillip Chen (R-Brea) issued the following statement on the new Democrat Transportation plan:
“This new plan is an affront to the hard-working taxpayers of California.
While everyday Californians are struggling to make ends meet, the Legislature wants to unjustly raise fuel taxes and levy higher registration fees on drivers. This is wrong and I will not support such a plan.
That’s why I’m a proud co-author AB 496 which redirects $5.6 billion back to repairing roads, which is done without raising taxes. The bill is built on three principles: California’s working class should not unfairly shoulder the cost; all money collected from motorists must go to transportation and not to unrelated general fund priorities; and we must work to cut bureaucratic red tape standing in the way of building new roads.
Californians deserve common sense solutions not more government.”
Assemblyman Chen is a small business owner and former educator. The 55th Assembly District is split between Orange, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.
For more information, please visit https://ad55.asmrc.org/.