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California lawmaker proposes testing plan to tax drivers by the mile

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow the state to monitor the effects of taxing motorists by the mile, KNBC-TV reported on Tuesday. Senate bill 1077, which was introduced by State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier’s (D) last week, would institute a pilot program in a city yet to…

Watchdog: California Republican trying to kill rail project that could devalue family farmland

A congressional ethics watchdog has again called for an investigation of a California lawmaker who criticized a high-speed rail line that could reduce the value of property he owns. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) renewed its request Monday after Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) testified earlier this month…