California lawmakers are turning their attention to fixing the state's crumbling roads. Yesterday (Monday), Assembly Republicans threw their plan into the mix. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.
There's bipartisan agreement at the state Capitol that California's roads and highways need billions of dollars in repairs. The question is where the money would come from. A new proposal would hit drivers in three ways, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
The speaker of the California Assembly wants the state to put an extra two billion dollars a year toward transportation projects. To pay for it, she wants to charge a new fee on every vehicle in the state. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.
California is tens of billions of dollars behind in needed infrastructure maintenance. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to address infrastructure funding in the proposed budget he'll present Friday, but critics point to the fact that the state hasn't yet spent all of the bond money voters approved to address infrastructure needs several years ago. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr has details.