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DeSaulnier, Swalwell among lawmakers expressing 'strong' concern over proposed toll hikes on Bay Area bridges

Original post made on Aug 6, 2023

At least seven California representatives have expressed 'strong' concern over proposed state legislation that would raise tolls on a number of Bay Area bridges, saying this would unfairly impact mostly lower-income residents.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 6, 2023, 3:55 PM

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 6, 2023 at 10:21 pm

MichaelB is a registered user.

""We're concerned that this legislation will disproportionately impact our constituents and low-income communities who depend on driving for their transportation to and from work,..."

Too bad they don't have the same concerns about the Biden Administration and their own party's energy policies that are driving up the costs of gasoline - for those same people and communities that depend on driving to and from work.

Oil (and gasoline) prices are once again rising because of new OPEC production cuts. During the last administration, the United States was the "swing producer" of oil. What OPEC did/said didn't affect market prices. Biden cancelled a pipeline to bring oil from Alberta, has discouraged new production domestically, and used resources from the SPR to address his sagging poll numbers.

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