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Rural livelihoods threatened by fees on delivery vans

Self-employment is a way of life for the majority of workers in rural counties. We are small contractors with a pickup truck, a florist shop with a delivery van, a landscape maintenance provider, a plumber, a forester, a window washer, a woodcutter.

The bottom line moves closer to being written in red ink, with the doubling of license fees and the $.02 per mile tax. A $600 to $1,000 increase in car taxes pushes us toward poverty.

Oh well, there aren’t very many of us, and poor people don’t vote anyway. Why should the governor or Legislature worry?

Lynn Lorenson

Nevada City

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