"So, I think this actually gives the citizens of California more options than what our governor is proposing," said Assm. Mike Morrell, R-Redlands.
"If indeed they are as emphatic as some are saying, then if 46 percent of taxpayers want this, about $6 billion is one of the projections you could say," said LaMalfa.
The governor wants voters to decide on extending taxes through a special election in June. LaMalfa points out his idea eliminates the need for an election and the $90 million it would cost to hold it.