By Marc Lifsher
Even though a new crop of lawmakers has arrived at the Capitol, some old favorite issues have never left. Notably taxes.
Already under discussion this year are tax increases on wealthy people's incomes, cigarettes, crude oil, commercial property and more. Supporters are gearing up; so are opponents.
But one veteran Los Angeles politician has much bigger ambitions: State Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) has introduced a bill he hopes to use as a vehicle for a sweeping overhaul of California's state and local tax structure.