Assemblymember Frazier’s Statement on Governor’s Transportation Package in 2016 Budget

Thursday, January 7, 2016

SACRAMENTO Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s budget proposal:

“I applaud Governor Brown for consistently being a steward of the state and presenting another responsible, balanced budget. I am thankful for the Governor’s continued acknowledgment of California’s need to find adequate transportation infrastructure funding. 

“Last June, Governor Brown identified a $6 billion need for basic maintenance and repair of our state’s roads and bridges. As the Governor stated during his budget press conference, ‘It’s always a temptation to let your roof deteriorate…but you got to fix the basics.’ My bill, AB 1591, answers his call by creating a long-term, sustainable funding solution focused on relieving congestion, maintaining highways, and improving trade corridors.

“I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues this year to find a comprehensive solution that makes the full investment now instead of costing us exponentially more in the long-run.”

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Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.

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