Governor comes to Riverside, says ‘pay me now or pay me later’ on infrastructure

California must move beyond political posturing and find the will to fix its roads, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday in Riverside as he sought to rally support for a bill that would raise gas taxes and vehicle fees to fund repairs.

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, and state Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, joined Brown and a host of local elected leaders and fluorescent-vested construction workers in making a pitch for SB 1. The bill, titled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, seeks to raise $52.4 billion over 10 years for transportation needs.

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