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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

batman20 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 8:01 PM
This keeps up and the Hispanics will cross illegally into Mexico to get away fro the high taxs...
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 9:26 PM
Mexico won't take them back. They are already complaining to the US government about all the illegals coming home due to the recession. If this keeps up, we won't have to build a wall along the border, Mexico will do it for us.

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...