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Prop 51 Could Be Contested

State Senate leader John Burton says Proposition 51 is unconstitutional and that lawmakers will ask a court to overturn it if it´s approved by voters.

The November 5th ballot measure would earmark 30 percent of the taxes on vehicle sales and leases to pay for a variety of projects that supporters say would relieve traffic congestion or replace unsafe school buses. But the Legislature´s attorneys say the measure would violate the state constitution´s requirement that ballot initiatives deal with a single subject.