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California cities vow to sue if state siphons gas tax funds
Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/25/9 | Loretta Kalb

Posted on 06/25/2009 12:58:41 PM PDT by SmithL

California cities will sue the state if its new fiscal budget includes "stealing" local gas tax funds, leaders for the League of California Cities warned today.

"Our intention is to be prepared to file a lawsuit the day after the budget is signed," Chris McKenzie, the league's executive director, said at a news conference in the Sacramento Convention Center.

"The (state) Constitution and statutes have never authorized the state to steal gas tax funds."

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: calbudget; caltaxes; desperation; gastax; goldenstate; schwarzenegger; taxandspend; taxes; yourtaxdollarsatwork

1 posted on 06/25/2009 12:58:41 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
They are beginning to eat their own.
2 posted on 06/25/2009 1:03:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SmithL

So we have thuggish, vote buying leftists stealing from thuggish vote buying leftists. Now that IS fun to watch.


3 posted on 06/25/2009 1:08:23 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: SmithL

Sue for what? You can’t get blood from a stone.


4 posted on 06/25/2009 1:11:02 PM PDT by America_Right (The best thing about the Obama Presidency: McCain isn't the President!)
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To: Oldpuppymax
No worries, the California Legislative Fire Brigade has things well in hand!

5 posted on 06/25/2009 1:13:06 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: SmithL

So what’s new. My auto got a year older and the tags went up 33%. This
State will screw us anyway they can. Should we be surprised at the local gas tax funds being stolen?


6 posted on 06/25/2009 1:14:51 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Logical me

My wife and I moved our new family to that rathole in the late seventies. The state mandated we put smog devices on our two old cars. They wrecked both of them.

We kept our next car registered in Arizona, under my parents’ name. I still detest those bureaucrats over there.


7 posted on 06/25/2009 1:21:32 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

I think they got your number. Last I heard they couldn’t force you to change your vehicle if it was purchased and approved in another state. We move in from Colorado and the truck is approved by that state. California didn’t demand anything.


8 posted on 06/25/2009 1:35:20 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SmithL

They will take the money anyway, then claim sovereign immunity.


9 posted on 06/25/2009 2:32:06 PM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
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10 posted on 06/27/2009 10:08:36 PM PDT by gogov
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