bill that would make it easier to raise money for
roads in California has passed an Assembly committee.
California, it now takes a two-thirds vote to increase
taxes for roads. Under ACA7, a local or regional
transportation agency could impose a half-cent sales
tax if it were approved by a lower standard of 55
percent of voters in an election.
Transportation Committee approved the bill by a vote
of 13 to 5 on April 21. It is now before the Committee
on Elections, Redistricting and Constitutional Amendments.
The bill would have to be approved by voters to become