Across the state, the people have spoken. Proposal 1, which I did not support, failed and the Legislature is back to the drawing board. The roads are in bad shape and we need to find a permanent, long-term solution to fix them. While we search for a stable solution, we have allocated about $400 million this year in one-time funding for roads.
Fixing the roads is our number one priority. Several plans have been laid out in the House and Senate to address the road funding issue. The newly-formed bipartisan House Committee on Roads and Economic Development has been meeting to address the issue of long-term infrastructure funding.
We have recently made the decision to forego the in-district work period and will remain in session until this issue is resolved. A permanent fix is needed, and I intend to be part of the solution.