Caltrans workers fill a pothole on the Capitol City Freeway with a cold asphalt patch. On Monday, an impressive coalition of local government, union and business groups unveiled a drive to persuade the Legislature to find some mixture of revenues that would pump an additional $6 billion a year into state and local roadway maintenance.
Caltrans workers fill a pothole on the Capitol City Freeway with a cold asphalt patch. On Monday, an impressive coalition of local government, union and business groups unveiled a drive to persuade the Legislature to find some mixture of revenues that would pump an additional $6 billion a year into state and local roadway maintenance. Florence Low Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
Caltrans workers fill a pothole on the Capitol City Freeway with a cold asphalt patch. On Monday, an impressive coalition of local government, union and business groups unveiled a drive to persuade the Legislature to find some mixture of revenues that would pump an additional $6 billion a year into state and local roadway maintenance. Florence Low Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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Dan Walters: Road taxes must clear GOP’s bar

August 10, 2015 03:50 PM

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