It is no April Fools Day trick that Gov. Brown wants to raise another $52 billion from Californians to fix what should have been getting fixed all along--roads. The Comicle notes
The state’s gas excise tax, currently 18 cents, would increase by 12 cents per gallon to 30 cents. Electric and hybrid-vehicle drivers, meanwhile, would pay a new $100-per-year fee beginning in 2020.
The Institute of Governmental Studies poll in 2015 found Californians strongly opposed (74 percent) to increasing vehicle registration fees. They also opposed (63 percent) raising the gas tax. Those voters disapproved of the increases even when told they would fund road repairs.
One guy who used to be in Sac gets it
And, says former Rep. Doug Ose, the state should prioritize fixing its roads instead of spending billions on the high-speed rail project championed by Brown.
It's as obvious as can be. Also obvious is that quick fixes do not work. Here is a photo of Caltrans quick-fixing potholes on El Camino in B'game during one of the big storms. They are basically dumping asphalt into the hole and banging it down with shovels. Lasted about two days.