No tax increase: fixing our roads with existing funding

Rep. Gary Glenn voted in favor of the elements of the House road-funding package highlighted in this graphic, which reallocated $1 billion in existing state dollars to fix roads and bridges. As promised last year when he signed the No Tax Hike Pledge, Rep. Glenn voted against three bills in the package that increased taxes by about $35 million, such a small percentage of the spending package (3.5%) that it's difficult to understand why tax hikes were included at all. Bottom line: the plan was only $35 million away from proving the Legislature can find a billion dollars for road repair in our existing state budget without raising taxes at all.