PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
June 14, 2011 | 5:30 pm

Highlights of the Democratic budget package that lawmakers plan to vote on Wednesday, according to Assembly budget staff:

TAXES AND FEES

$900 million –- Raise local sales tax rate by 0.25 percentage point

$300 million –- Raise annual car registration fee by $12

$200 million –- Require online retailers, such as Amazon.com, to collect sales taxes

$160 million –- Impose fee on residents in fire zones

CUTS

$500 million –- Cut spending on a local law enforcement program (could be offset by a vehicle tax hike, if GOP agrees)

$300 million –- Reduce spending on University of California and California State University systems by $150 million each

$150 million –- Reduce court spending

DEFERRALS

$2.85 billion –- Delay paying schools and community bills until the next fiscal year

$540 million –- Delay paying some UC bills until next fiscal year

OTHER

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