Newsom argued that repeal of 2019 additional gas tax. His side convinced a majority of voters that without that money, roads would crumble & bridges fall. But two months after Prop was defeated & the tax remained, he announced CA had a surplus so he woulduse it to pay for medical care for illegals. Wow, what slap in our face.
In Oct, 2019, it was reported that “it turns out the tax wasn’t about repairing roads and highways after all. On Sept. 20, in a little noted maneuver, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to divert the tax cash away from crumbling highway repair to greenie political pet projects instead. To heck with the highways; it was time to save the Earth. According to an Oct. 7 item from the California Globe: Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-19-19 September 20, directing the already controversial gas tax money away from fixing local highways in favor of rail projects.
Not only did he lie to get it defeated, he lied about the lie.