The latest blow came this week when Hobbs vetoed Prop 400.
With her veto, Hobbs overturned the will of Arizonans. Prop 400 would have limited lane restrictions unless engineers show it relieves congestion and it fully funded arterial projects for busy routes. It gave Maricopa County the choice to reject the light rail extension, including around the Capitol. We had the opportunity to set Maricopa County on the right path and cut taxes. Hobbs chose big government.
We’ve seen the committee in charge of using our transportation tax to fund failed projects like the light rail—which has done more to provide public drug dens or “urinal on rails” than address Maricopa’s transportation needs. This bill would have directed funds into actual infrastructure projects, pushed back against road diets, and given Maricopa County residents the opportunity to cut taxes by dropping the light rail. Arizonans’ call to cut the light rail can’t be ignored by Hobbs, so I’m committed to pushing tax cuts to the light rail spending even without Prop 400.