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Lawmakers squabble over reducing gas consumption

Lawmakers squabble over reducing gas consumption

Rebellion and chaos are dominating the climax of this year's legislative session. Seems like nothing and no one is safe. Democratic lawmakers are threatening to oust Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) even before the session adjourns Sept. 11. Republican senators did boot their leader last week, two months before his previously agreed-upon departure. Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) apparently had looked too squishy on taxes, even if days earlier he had promised not to support raising them at the gas pump to repair highways. "Republicans do not raise taxes," the new minority leader, Sen. Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), told reporters. If Republicans do, she didn't...

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