logging http://kvpr.org en California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Timber Tax Bill http://kvpr.org/post/california-governor-jerry-brown-signs-timber-tax-bill <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that imposes a 1-percent tax on lumber products starting in January. The bill also protects the timber industry from excessive legal damages for wildfires.</p><p>The bill had strong backing from the California timber industry for several reasons. It eliminates regulatory fees companies currently pay when harvesting and shifts the costs to consumers through the tax. It also limits legal damages landowners pay for starting wildfires.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:35:51 +0000 Amy Quinton 3832 at http://kvpr.org California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Timber Tax Bill