Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) issued the following statement today after Governor Jerry Brown signed SB-1, the largest gas tax increase in state history:
“Senate Bill 1 increases taxes on the people of California who already pay the highest taxes in the nation.
Who does this tax hike hurt? Not the coastal elite of San Francisco and Los Angeles who have shorter commutes and much more access to public transportation.
It hurts the poor. It hurts the middle class. It hurts small business owners. It hurts those Californians, especially in Inland and rural areas, who often must drive long distances to get to their jobs.
Hard working Californians already pay taxes that are supposed to fix our roads.”