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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

acgypsy Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 9:23 PM
I used to live in Huntington Beach and moved to Atlanta in 1999 best thing I ever did besides leaving my liberal ex in that useless waste land, and finally Go Dawgs!!

The California Board of Equalization voted 3 to 2 yesterday to increase the tax on gas from 36 cents per gallon to 39.5 cents per gallon, about a 10% increase. This increased excise tax is set to go into effect July 1.

Instead of correctly labeling this as a tax hike, however, state legislators are instead calling it an adjustment mandated by law:

"A lot of people have the misperception that the board of equalization is raising your tax. We don't have the authority to raise taxes. We are mandated by the legislature to adjust so that we have...