SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers are trying to delay California vehicle registration notices while they try to coax Republicans to extend higher vehicle fees.

Democrats are pushing a bill that would direct the Department of Motor Vehicles to delay renewal notices by at least one month starting with drivers whose registrations are due July 1.

Drivers are poised to receive a half percent reduction in their vehicle registration fees after the current tax hike expires. The difference on a $15,000 car is $75.

Drivers could get frustrated if they pay the lower rate, only to be asked for more money later this year if lawmakers opt to renew the increase.

The Senate is expected to take up the proposal, SB94, next week after it passed the Assembly on a party-line vote Thursday.

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Comments (17)
  1. Sick of TAXES says:

    I will never vote for another Democrat again all they know is tax tax tax.

    1. JC says:

      Let’s fix the problems first
      Close the Deficits
      Wean people off Gov programs
      Then cut more

      1. redc1c4 says:

        cut the government programs now, and fire all the slugs who “administer” them: they will never solve a problem because it would mean an end to their own rice bowl. unless we kill them, all government programs are an endless black hole of need.

        fixing the deficit is easy: STOP SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY!.

    2. Robby Logan says:

      So move!
      France 43%
      Britain 56%
      Denmark 73%
      and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. write if you get work.

      1. Kim Greene says:

        You know when we all leave Robby, whose gonna give you your raise with the union? Whose going to pay for your free healthcare? all the companies and all the taxpayers are leaving – all that’s left are you union thugs and illegals…nice life.

      2. Colin says:

        And if we leave – who will pay all the taxes?

    3. redc1c4 says:

      it’s about time you figured that out.

      now, could you please talk to your friends and neighbors who still believe in “free stuff”?

    4. Kim Greene says:

      All they know is protect the unions at all costs..its a joke.

  2. Michelle says:

    And Republicans don’t?????? They are all apart of the same team as far as I am concerned.

    1. Ron says:

      Most all politicians of ALL parties SUCK. They SPONGE off of all taxpayers, but at least, the current Republicans, are trying to prevent higher fees and taxes. Don’t let ANY politicians increase our fees and/or taxes.

      Take names and vote them out at election time. Don’t just think, Democrat, Republican, Independent or Tea Party, etc. Vote ANY and ALL politicians OUT OF OFFICE that increase our taxes/fees !!!

  3. What the F..k says:

    Can these crooks do that?

  4. Dex says:

    All government employees should have their pay cut based on salary range. The pay cut should start from the top first and go down to the bottom of the list. They are way overpaid.
    less than 34,999.99 a year = 15% pay cut
    35k to 49,999.99 = 25% pay cut
    50k to 74,999.99 = 30% pay cut
    75k to 99,999.99 = 35% pay cut
    100k to 149,999.99 = 45% pay cut
    150k+ = 50% pay cut

  5. Lay them all off says:

    All state and local governments should follow the footsteps of Costa Mesa, lay all union workers off and outsource the service. Do you think I care who fill the potholes in the street? The contractors will probably do a better job than the city workers. No more pension worries. No more unions. It’s like paradise for the taxpayers.

    1. Ron says:

      You are correct. But have you seen the UNION T.V. ads, that try the same OLD TIRED tactics of using JOE “the common man”, schoolteachers, etc., etc., to tell us that Costa Mesa is BAAAAAD. They say don’t let them do this, because we all will lose sooooo much. But in reality, only the UNIONS will lose.

      THANK YOU, COSTA MESA !!! What city is next to step up?

  6. Will says:


  7. Cruiser says:

    Here we go again blaiming the Democrats. The fact is the rich Republicans are being tight with their money and not wanting to pay their fair share. Shame on them. Democrats are doing the right thing by holding out. You all know that California is a rich state and could truely afford it.

    1. Ron says:

      Man, you ARE a DUMB son of a @itch !!! Cruiser, your name is appropriate. You try to cruise along on OUR taxpayer money.

      And it is not the Democrats that are holding out, it is the Republicans. They and WE are tired of carrying your lazy @ss !! The Democrats want to bribe a few Republicans to vote to extend the taxes, that are due to expire. And the Unions will do there part to place T.V. ads, encouraging the illiterate/uneducated or just lazy(like you), to vote for an extension, if it gets on the ballot.

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