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SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — The state Senate leader on Thursday proposed a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to mass transit projects and households making less than $75,000 annually.

The plan by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, would not create an additional tax, however. Instead, it would alter how money is raised and spent under a provision of California’s landmark 2006 greenhouse gas emissions law, known as AB32.

Rhys Williams, Steinberg’s press secretary, emailed KCAL9’s Dave Bryan and said, “It’s not a gas tax. He’s not raising gas taxes. Prices on fuels are set to rise, unpredictably, when the cap-and-trade program expands to cover fuels in 2015. Instead, the senator proposes replacing this expansion with a stable tax on carbon.”

Anytime a politician proposes a new, better, way of taxing consumers, hold onto your wallet.

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Great,another brilliant idea.Get the folks that don't use mass transit to subsidize the ones that do.My money says he's never rode on a bus in his life.....
 
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