Rep Joseph Chaplik: No More Road Diets

Democrats are on the warpath to put Arizona on a “road diet,” defund infrastructure, and undermine Arizona businesses. It’s classic leftist pie-in-the-sky, head-in-the-ground thinking. The money for the road diets is coming from the Federal Government, and it is the start of the government taking away your rights and freedom to move around freely. The bigger the government the less freedom the citizen has. The federal government is spending billions to put America on a road diet. If you don’t think it’s coming to your community, think again.

 

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.

I worked with my conservative allies to pass this bill out of the legislature and give power back to the people of Maricopa County. Arizonans, not Hobbs, should decide whether we want to continue funding proven infrastructure or dumping money into the failed light rail.

It’s hard to believe anyone would play politics like this, but Democrats tanked the infrastructure budget for Maricopa. That’s what we’re up against today. Join my fight to keep Arizona’s conservative principles alive and protect our great state. The best government governs the least.

Thank you for your continued support,

Representative Joseph Chaplik
www.JosephChaplik.com

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