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Jim Appears on NBC San Diego’s Politically Speaking

If you’re a resident of San Diego County, it’s likely you’ve been overcharged for water by the LA-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Jim appeared on NBC San Diego’s Politically Speaking in summer 2017 to shed light on the overcharges and reckless practices of MWD. Jim believes that San Diegans should know water…
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Interview: California Committee Explores Road Usage Charge

Today, Jim was interviewed on KPBS for a piece called “California Committee Explores Road Usage Charge in Place of Gas Tax.” Why are the tax revenues that fund road repairs shrinking? What is California going to do about it? Is this a problem in other states, too? Jim answers all these questions and more in…
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To Fix Roads, Should California Tax Miles Driven Or Gas Used?

The gasoline tax is archaic and no longer works. Replacing the gas tax with something more equitable — perhaps a tax based on vehicle weight and miles driven — needs to be considered. California has a serious problem. Our existing method of funding maintenance, repair and construction of our roadways cannot meet current or future…
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Wanted: Lawmakers to Invest in the Future

This sign should be plastered all over Washington, D.C., as lawmakers return from summer break. Congress has had the past five weeks to visit their homes and travel on America’s crumbling highway system. It is time for lawmakers to craft a long-term solution which includes multiple funding sources for transportation infrastructure, rather than relying on…
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