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Cheaper Gas Or Better Roads? LA's $5 billion question

Construction crews work with heavy equipment near Sixth and Spring streets in Downtown L.A.
Construction crews work with heavy equipment near Sixth and Spring streets in Downtown L.A.
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Proposition 6 on the November ballot would roll back California’s year-old gas tax and new vehicle fees. They are on track to add more than $5 billion a year to state and local budgets for road construction and transportation projects.

The battle over Prop 6 is likely to be among the top-spending campaigns. And it’s one of those topics that can induce friends to argue over whether it’s better to have cheaper gas or better roads.

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This story is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.