State gas tax rises 3.5 cents Monday, giving California the highest in the nation

California wants people to drive less, use less gas, and be more energy efficient. But they are in an unholy alliance:
“Taxable sales of gas in California have fallen from 15.9 billion gallons in 2006 to 14.6 billion gallons last year, a result of the recession and vehicles that get better mileage. That translated to a $157 million shortfall in [tax] revenue last year.”

Shine by Sara Hickman

My sistah Sara’s new album is available for preorder on iTunes… and it comes with a special bonus track. Danger: that bonus track has been going through my head constantly since I first heard it.