by Jesus Reyes at City News Service
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A Riverside County lawmaker said today he’s prepared a tax reform package that will slash “huge handouts” to the state’s super wealthy while providing relief to middle-class families.
Sen. Jeff Stone, R-La Quinta, is planning to introduce his “Saving the Middle Against Rising Taxes” — or SMART — Act in January when the Senate and Assembly reconvene after winter break.
“Too many families have to choose between putting food on their tables and paying the higher taxes our Legislature has passed,” Stone said. “We have higher gas taxes. We have higher car taxes. Our income taxes have been increased. And now legislators are talking about taxing us for every mile we drive.”
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