"The simplest way to tax carbon-based fuels is through a gas tax," said Fred Silva, senior fiscal policy advisor for California Forward, a bipartisan organization that focuses on governance reform. The state already has a gas tax, so all it would have to do is simply increase it, said Silva, who attended Tuesday's meeting. Read more
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They keynote speaker for the Summit was Fred Keeley who addressed the very timely topic "Is California Governable?" A former member of the California State Assembly, Keeley is a member of the bipartisan Leadership Council for California Forward, a foundation-supported organization whose goal is to improve the state's political, fiscal and governmental systems. Read more
"Many people are very conflicted over what to do with this," said Fred Keeley, a former Assemblyman and board member of budget reform group California Forward. "But there will be pressure in Sacramento on Democrats to continue supporting this." Read more