Terminate that car tax!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ARogueTrader, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. (Auto sales in California last month were among the lowest totals ever because people were waiting to see if the car tax would be repealed)

    Schwarzenegger's progress on plans for first 100 days as governor

    The Associated Press

    Last Updated 4:15 p.m. PST Monday, November 17, 2003

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has set out bold plans for his first 100 days in office, which began Monday with his swearing in as California's 38th governor. On the first of those 100 days, he rolled back the car tax, called for a review of state regulations and ordered the Legislature to reconvene for three special sessions.
    The following is a list of what Schwarzenegger has promised he would do during his first 100 days in office - and whether he's taken action so far:

    -Repeal the recent tripling of the state vehicle license fee.
    Schwarzenegger issued an executive order Monday rolling back the car tax to its pre-June level, when it was tripled.

    -Call a special legislative session to begin Tuesday and make spending cuts to address the current imbalance.

    Schwarzenegger called lawmakers back for three simultaneous special sessions beginning Tuesday. One will address workers' compensation, a second the state's budget problems and a third is to overturn SB60, the new law giving undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses after Jan 1.

    -Freeze spending and complete an audit of the state's $99 billion budget.

    No action.

    -Get the state a "fair share" of Indian gambling revenue.

    No action.

    -Renegotiate state employee union contracts.

    No action.

    -Pass a jobs package with "real workers' comp reform."

    Workers compensation will be discussed in the special legislative session.

    -Submit a budget for fiscal year 2004, which begins next July 1, that closes a deficit estimated at $10 billion to $25 billion. Also, restructure debt built into this year's budget.

    A bond measure to be discussed in the special legislative session would address the restructuring of California's budget deficit recovery.

    -Streamline education bureaucracy and send more money to classrooms.

    No action.

    -Repeal a law that lets undocumented immigrants get driver's licenses after Jan. 1.

    To be discussed in special legislative session.

    -Pass an open-government constitutional amendment and ban fund-raising during the state budgeting process.

    No action.