A feud has erupted over political advertisements for a proposed California ballot measure to repeal a fuel tax increase.
Proposition 6 supporters have made calls and sent a mailer they dubbed a ballot “correction” saying they believe the official title of the measure is misleading.
The GOP-backed proponents want voters to think of the measure as a repeal of fuel taxes and vehicle fees that are slated to fund $5 billion in transportation projects a year.
The title on the ballot begins with “Eliminates certain road repair and transportation funding.”
The initiative’s opponents say the advertising is deceptive and that proponents could have mounted a legal challenge to the language but didn’t. They want to keep the tax increase passed by the Democrat-led Legislature to fix the state’s aging roads and bridges.
Source: The Associated Press