The Legislature Likes New Taxes

One of the blogs that I read is the FlashReport, a blog on California’s politics. They’ve alerted me to some of the tax proposals being circulated in the Legislature. Not surprisingly, all are being sponsored by Democrats.

Global Warming/Greenhouse Gases Car Tax (AB 493) Sponsored by Ira Ruskin (D-Redwood City), this would impose a tax on new car sales of as much as $2,500 for cars that emit “large” amounts of greenhouse gases.

Property Tax Increase (SB 34) Tom Torlakson (D-Antioch) is sponsoring legislation that would allow unelected “governing boards” to increase property taxes.

Changing the Tax Rules (ACA 8) This constitutional amendment is sponsored by Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) would change the voting requirements for new taxes from 2/3 (66.67%) to 55%.

These were the worst of the bunch, but there are more listed…a lot more. You can read about the rest at the FlashReport.

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