A measure proposing an increase in California’s vehicle license fee may appear on the ballot this fall. Is this something Californians are ready for? The topic is one that has previously received much opposition. Two advocacy groups, Rebuild California and Transportation California, are behind the proposal to raise the vehicle license fee from 0.65% to 1.65%. Revenue from this increase would go toward road repairs and maintenance. The state holds a $27 billion backlog in road repair projects, and previous attempts to fill this funding gap have failed. The groups estimate that the new tax would generate $2.9 billion per year in its first years and assert that the fees would not be used for highway expansion. Rebuild CA and Transportation CA are waiting on poll results to determine whether or not to move forward with this measure. While the measure so far appears to have a shot at passing in the fall, there has also been pushback reported by certain media outlets. Furthermore, more than 800,000 signatures are needed before April 14.