Focus Newsletter Assembly GOP dives into transport finance, gubernatorial cold water

May 12, 2017  •  Vol. 2017 No. 9
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  • Summary
  • Even before state budget work began, it was clear that transportation finance—stagnant revenues and a heavy debt load—would dominate debate. Setting aside the governor's request for project delays and $500 million in borrowing, the Assembly GOP proposed a sales tax-gas tax swap in an attempt to find a long-term, consumer-friendly solution. However, the governor quickly turned down the offer.

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