Crises Precipitate Change 

The defeat of Measure B1 has officials and activists talking about reforming the way the state raises and spends money on transportation.

On November 6, Alameda County voters came out in overwhelming support for Measure B1, the local sales tax to fund $7.8 billion in transportation investments over the next thirty years. But in California, overwhelming isn't enough. The state's two-thirds approval threshold for…

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