Proposition 51: Safe Roads or Pocketbook Pork?

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Proposition 51 on November-s ballot would provide hundreds of millions of dollars for 45 specific projects. Rather than raise any new money, the initiative would redistribute 30 percent of the state-s sales tax on new and used motor vehicles. The money could not be used for anything other than the projects specified in the measure, including a rail line from LA to Indio and new paths for golf carts at Leisure World. Would Prop 51 ease traffic congestion or give special interests perpetual funding at state expense? We hear from the Mayor of Irvine, who helped put the initiative on the ballot, and from the executive director of the California Tax Reform Association, which joins the League of Women Voters and several conservative groups in opposing the measure.
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