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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

chipsmydog Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:25 AM
C'mon, N.Y. ! You aren't going to let California knock you out the #1 liberal, sink hole State are you? Watch out for Michigan in the final turn trying to shock both of you into #2 and #3.
Henry VIII Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 8:50 AM
Oh you forgot Illinois....the top three sinkhole states are Cal, Illinois, and NY.

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...