EDITOR’S NOTE: This urgent message was just received from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association:
Even though they just approved $5 billion a year in new gas taxes, Sacramento is now preparing to rubber stamp an even bigger gas tax increase that would raise gas prices 71 cents a gallon or more by 2030, an increase of $600 per year per household in new gas taxes.
Governor Jerry Brown is demanding an immediate supermajority vote to extend our state’s cap and trade tax, which is currently scheduled to sunset in 2020.
Brown claims the cap and trade tax is an anecdote to climate change, and failure to immediately approve its extension will lead to catastrophes. However, California produces less than one percent of worldwide climate emissions and the current tax program doesn’t sunset until 2020. This leads many critics to ask if the urgency is actually about guaranteeing money for Brown’s pet bullet train.
WE RECENTLY FOUND OUT A VOTE IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN TODAY, SOMETIME AROUND 5:00. THAT’S WHY YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION IS CRITICAL.
Here’s how you can help: Look on the attached list below and call the Assembly Republicans highlighted in RED.
NOTE: We Fullerton taxpayers are pretty sure that our Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva will be voting YES, but a call to express your position would not hurt: 916-319-2065.
All phone numbers are in Area Code 916. Thank you!