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California considers taxing the rich to help put more EVs on the road

A California ballot measure that would tax the rich to help put more electric cars on the road may seem tailor-made to win support from Democrats in a state known for climate leadership, but Proposition 30 has one notable opponent: Gov. Gavin Newsom. That's put the Democratic governor on the opposite side of his own party and against his traditional environmental allies.

California signs whopper climate bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of bills on Friday, September 16, 2022, to expand California's reliance on clean energy and reduce carbon emissions, moves he said further establish the state as a global climate leader.