On Monday, Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, and more than 20 other Republican lawmakers announced the introduction of theAffordable Gas for California Families Act,legislation to exempt transportation fuels and natural gas from the California Air Resource Board’scap-and-trade program.
“We struck a nerve!” Patterson told me. Patterson said he was surprised at the media response, and how many in the media did not know the gas tax is starting Jan. 1 – next month.
Patterson is working on issues like the gas tax, which unfairly tax and regulate consumers, and disproportionately impact the small businesses of California.
No other state or country in the world has attempted to regulate the sale of gasoline and diesel under a cap-and-trade program.
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