by Katy Grimes
As Appearing in the California Globe
‘The Governor is creating more greenhouse gas emissions with idling cars stuck in traffic’
Recently California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order authorizing the looting of voter-approved gas tax funding for road repairs and highway expansions to be used to fight “climate change” via the high speed rail he promised to shut down. Voters felt duped. Again.
The Executive Order by the Governor requires state government to “redouble its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change while building a sustainable inclusive economy.”
Through the Executive Order, California Governor Gavin Newsom has redirected gas tax money to fund railway systems and other projects. The gas tax revenue would have repaired and upgraded the state’s broken highways and roads, California Globe reported in October.
“Newsom’s order directs the state’s Transportation Agency, pension funds and the department that manages government contracts to reconsider how they spend the public’s money with an eye toward investing in projects that could help Californians prepare for climate change,” the Sacramento Bee wrote.
What exactly does this mean?
“Social investing is dicey,” Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) explained in a California Globe interview. “We are supposed to invest for value.”