Governor’s transportation bond blasted in Senate committee

If Tuesday’s transportation committee hearing was a bellwether, Gov.
Schwarzenegger’s transportation bond faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
Democrats and Republicans peppered administration officials with tough
questions about what projects would be funded, how they would be funded, and
who would decide.

“The bond measure before us is a textbook example of how not to finance
highways,” Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, said at the hearing.
But Sunne McPeak, secretary of the Department of Business, Transportation
and Housing, in her testimony before the committee, called the proposal
“visionary, bold and essential,”

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