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Lawmakers want to give voters alternative to roads ballot proposal

Jan 29, 2015

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Some state lawmakers want to give voters an alternative to the May 5th ballot proposal to boost funding for roads. That measure would raise the sales tax from six percent to seven percent.

State Representative Anthony Forlini wants to pass a backup plan to raise the money. It would only take effect if voters reject the sales tax increase.

“I think it would be prudent for us to start working on the alternative," Forlini said. "I think the public needs to know, if it doesn’t pass on May 5th, what is the alternative?”

Forlini voted for legislation that put the sales tax proposal on the May ballot.

Recent polling and analysis suggests the ballot question may be in trouble.