Looking east from the West El Camino Avenue overcrossing, construction workers grind up the original, 1960s-vintage concrete of Interstate 80 in Sacramento as part of a project to expand the busy freeway’s capacity. A few miles away, in the state Capitol, officials have been trying to put together a package of financing to upgrade highways and other transportation facilities.
Looking east from the West El Camino Avenue overcrossing, construction workers grind up the original, 1960s-vintage concrete of Interstate 80 in Sacramento as part of a project to expand the busy freeway’s capacity. A few miles away, in the state Capitol, officials have been trying to put together a package of financing to upgrade highways and other transportation facilities. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Looking east from the West El Camino Avenue overcrossing, construction workers grind up the original, 1960s-vintage concrete of Interstate 80 in Sacramento as part of a project to expand the busy freeway’s capacity. A few miles away, in the state Capitol, officials have been trying to put together a package of financing to upgrade highways and other transportation facilities. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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November 21, 2016 10:26 PM

Lame-duck legislative session to raise transportation funds fades

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee