Senator Beall's Reaction to the State of the State Address

January 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding Gov. Brown’s State of the State address:

“Fixing our transportation infrastructure is a high priority and I agree with Gov. Brown that California is ready to work with the new administration if it is earnest in preserving and expanding our transportation infrastructure. Investing in our infrastructure will create jobs that can boost our economy.

“If no help from Washington is forthcoming, we must rely on ourselves to get the job done. California can take action now to start much-needed repairs of our crumbling roads, bridges and trade corridors. SB 1, my proposal to kick-start repairs, will begin the re-investment in the transportation infrastructure that is so vital to all Californians and our economy.”