Evidently not content with having rammed through a so-called "clean fuels" bill on a straight party-line vote and proudly signed by our accidental governor, Democratics in Oregon are already talking about raising "new money". That's because their shiny new "clean fuels" thing - although expected to raise fuel costs by around 20 cents per gallon - doesn't actually raise any money for stuff like, say, road repair; oh heavens no - that extra 20 cents a gallon goes to the folks who manufacture biofool. So ahead of the upcoming "legislative" session, Democratics are looking to get their mitts on some of that there "new money".
Brown declined to say how much new money she supports raising for transportation, likely through a mix of a higher state gas tax, registration fees and license fees.
But she said the new money should be used to make roads and bridges more earthquake resistant, to ease congestion, and to provide “more choices to Oregonians” with mass transit and other alternative forms of transportation.
In other words, our accidental governor wants to steal more of our money so that she can do more "mass transit". Don't look for anything like roads being maintained when they ram their newest theft through on a straight party-line basis.