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Bill proposing Bay Area bridge toll increase for public transit paused

Original post made on Aug 22, 2023

A bill proposing a $1.50 toll increase for Bay Area bridges for five years to fund public transportation has been shelved, its authoring legislators said Monday, Aug. 21.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 8:20 AM

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Posted by Jay
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 22, 2023 at 3:41 pm

Jay is a registered user.

If you believe that $1.50 is temporary, well, I've got 7 bridges to sell you!

The taxes in California are so much higher than in other states and then you read this and realize there's no serious effort to be more fiscally responsible. We have to figure out what's essential and make deep cuts even if a vocal minority doesn't like it.

We pay up to 12.3% of our income in CA and if you live next door in AZ it's a flat tax of 2.5% and in TX it's zero. I can only imagine where we'd be if the voters didn't pass Proposition 13 in 1978.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 23, 2023 at 3:16 pm

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

Apples to Lemons. The effective CA income tax is 0 percent on lower incomes. AZ does not tax higher incomes at a higher rate (progressive income tax, like the feds) but CA does.

I do not support taxing more - to support BART which will not cut its workforce when it is moving many less people than 5 years ago. Public Union Labor must also be productive Labor, not just feather-bedders (and cash sources for BART director elections.)

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