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Huff: Measure J Could Hinder Transportation Projects

The wording on Measure J does not guarantee that the projects promised under Measure R will be delivered

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) made his case before the State Senate in opposition of AB 1446. This week’s Capitol Comment is video of his address from the senate floor.

The measure was approved by the senate recently and puts Measure J on the November ballot for Los Angeles County residents. Huff, who represents Glendora in the State Senate, claims the measure will hurt infrastructure projects slated for funding in the 29th Senate District, according to his staff.

Measure J asks voters to extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax for another 30-year period, from mid-2039 to mid-2069, officials said.

But Huff says the wording of the measure does not contain any guarantees that the projects promised under Measure R will be delivered, and that includes the extension of the Gold Line from Pasadena to Claremont, according to his office.

He also argued that other Inland Valley projects are at risk if voters approve Measure J.

Gustav Hellbro August 28, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Senator Huff is doing a great job and is correct on his opposition of AB 1446.
Patrizzi Intergalactica September 05, 2012 at 05:53 PM
What is the wording in Measure J? If it funds the stupid 710 tunnel or freeway expansions I will vote against it.
No710Anywhere September 06, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Yay for Huff! Thanks for pushing the Gold Line extension, and for seeing through this farce! I am not voting for this new tax, especially given they JUST got Measure R. No to the 710 tunnel!

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