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BALLOT MEASURE SUMMARY 


PROP 1B

Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air
Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006.

SUMMARY          Put on the Ballot by the Legislature

This act makes safety improvements and repairs to state highways, upgrades freeways to reduce congestion, repairs local streets and roads, upgrades highways along major transportation corridors, improves seismic safety of local bridges, expands public transit, helps complete the state’s network of car pool lanes, reduces air pollution, and improves anti-terrorism security at shipping ports by providing for a bond issue not to exceed nineteen billion nine hundred twenty-five million dollars ($19,925,000,000). Fiscal Impact: State costs of approximately $38.9 billion over 30 years to repay bonds. Additional unknown state and local operations and maintenance costs.


WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS
YES
A YES vote on this measure means: The state could sell $19.9 billion in general obligation bonds, for state and local transportation improvement projects to relieve congestion, improve the movement of goods, improve air quality, and enhance the safety and security of the transportation system.

NO
A NO vote on this measure means: The state could not sell $19.9 billion in general obligation bonds, for these purposes.


ARGUMENTS
PRO
YES on 1B jump-starts traffic relief, mass transit, and safety improvements in every corner of the state without raising taxes. 1B builds new roads and transportation improvement projects that enhance mobility and protect our economic future. Rebuild California: YES on 1B—safer roads, reduced congestion, and a strong economy,
www.ReadForYourself.org.

CON
California cannot afford to continue borrowing its way into a false sense of economic security. More borrowing means worsening budget deficits. A no vote will force the Legislature to focus on paying for our transportation needs with existing funds in a fiscally responsible manner. Please vote NO on 1B.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR
Let’s Rebuild California 1127 11th Street, Suite 950 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 448-1401
info@readforyourself.org
www.readforyourself.org
AGAINST
California Taxpayer
 Protection Committee
Thomas N. Hudson,
 Executive Director
9971 Base Line Road
Elverta, CA 95626-9411
(916) 991-9300
info@protecttaxpayers.com
www.protecttaxpayers.com


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