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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

cedar rebellion Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 7:25 AM
Don't forget to take your donkey and saddle if you visit CA. Caution: with the sequester, the donkey line at the airport may have longer delays.
jilgavvent Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 7:51 AM
Shorter delays because no-one will be there to inspect you! Weeeeeeeeee!
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 7:43 AM
You will not need to bring a donkey, there are plenty of jackasses out there.

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...