Transpo package shouldn’t be delayed over low-carbon fuels standard
As negotiations over the state budget drag on in during this second overtime session, a statewide transportation package will continue to languish until a budget deal is reached. The transportation package is sitting there, ready to go. Legislative leaders largely agree on the size of the package, the projects it will build, and how it will be funded.
One large, open question remains: will the governor’s demand for a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) sink the transportation package? The Senate’s transportation package includes a provision to make it difficult for the governor to impose an LCFS by executive order.