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Berryhill Contemplating Whether To Support Budget Plan

Sonora, CA — 25th District Republican Assemblyman Tom Berryhill says he has not decided whether he will support the proposed budget compromise that will be up for vote as early as this weekend.

“You can argue one way or another whether this is too much taxing on the hard working folks of California,” says Berryhill. “Right, wrong or indifferent, this thing is going to go and California will have a budget next week, for better or worse.”

Berryhill says he is reserving judgment on how he will vote until he sees all of the language written in the proposal. The plan would increase the state sales tax by one percent for two to five years, raise the vehicle licensing fee by 1.15 percent and add a 12-cent per gallon gasoline tax.

Democrats have asked for a vote on Saturday, but Berryhill expects that it will be postponed until Sunday or Monday so that lawmakers have time to analyze the details.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com