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CA: Senate OKs car-fee hike; veto looms
Sac Bee ^ | 2/4/03 | John Hill and Margaret Talev

Posted on 02/04/2003 8:14:01 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/12/2004 5:47:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Sen. Ross Johnson, R-Irvine, urged Democrats to "think hard" before passing the vehicle bill because there will be times they need bipartisan support, a sentiment echoed by Gov. Davis.

The Senate approved a bill Monday that would allow state vehicle license fees to triple, setting the stage for an almost-certain veto by Gov. Gray Davis and a setback in efforts to address the state's fiscal crisis.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: carfee; davis; looms; vehiclelicensefee; veto; vlf

1 posted on 02/04/2003 8:14:01 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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In the Senate debate, Republicans said that approval of the bill would torpedo any attempt to win their support for a budget deal.

"With this action, you will ignite the biggest tax revolt that California has seen since Proposition 13," said Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Simi Valley.

That ain't a Threat, That's a Promise!!!

2 posted on 02/04/2003 8:16:03 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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