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Cap and Trade Bill Also Suspends Fire Fee

It’s a provision of the cap-and-trade bill that you may not be aware of. If the governor signs the legislation, as expected, the state fire fee will be suspended. Nevada County’s Board of Equalization representative George Runner says it’s a case of good news-bad news…

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The fee, which was 152 dollars per parcel last year, is suspended until 2031, but Runner says the legislature can call for it to be re-instated well before then. Runner, who is a Republican, says the cap-and-trade program is bad for business…

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Both houses passed the cap-and-trade deal yesterday, which aims at reducing carbon emissions below 1990 levels by 2030. As for the fire fee, Runner says there are no refunds for those who feel it was assessed unjustly. He says a lawsuit to try to stop the fee will continue.

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