Governor: Lower Sales Tax as Part of State Budget Plan
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is calling for lowering the state sales tax and placing a tax on service industries that currently go untaxed. Schwarzenegger is seeking an overhaul of the tax system as part of the state's budget package, which is now 56 days late. The governor said the current tax system overburdens wealthy individuals.
- "Schwarzenegger: Lower the State's Sales Tax Rate and Apply It to Services Now Untaxed" (Yamamura, Sacramento Bee, 8/25).