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How Governor Jerry Brown plans to pave the road with a new tax proposal

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Governor Jerry Brown (L) walks home with his campaign manager Steven Glazer after voting June 8, 2010 in Oakland, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown put forth a proposal that would raise taxes to repairs roads in California.

The revenue from gasoline and vehicle fees could be as high as $5 billion annually for repairing streets, highways, bridges and public transit. It’s been 23 years since the state had a  base excise tax on gas, leading to more than $100 billion backlog of infrastructure repair. With two-third approval from both houses of the Legislation to pass the bill, Gov. Brown faces strong opposition from Republican lawmakers.

Host Larry Mantle sits down with with Michael Quigley, executive director for California Alliances for Jobs, and Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, on the cost-benefit analysis of the new proposal.

Guests:

Michael Quigley, executive director for California Alliances for Jobs

Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA)

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