Schwarzenegger repeals Calif.'s $4.3 bln car tax


SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 17 (Reuters) - Newly inaugurated Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his first official act, on Monday repealed a $4.3 billion increase in the state's highly unpopular car tax within hours of taking office. Repealing the increases, however, could swell California's huge budget deficit by another $7.4 billion next year, bringing the total to $17.8 billion, the state's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said in a report last week.

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