SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — State lawmakers and air quality officials are restricting rebates on hybrid and electric cars because they have been claimed by hundreds of Californians who make $500,000 or more.
The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that the program as it has existed since 2010 has been criticized as a taxpayer handout to the wealthy.READ MORE: Vigil Set for Saturday in Santa Rosa to Bring Attention to Search for Missing Mom
Lawmakers and the California Air Resources Board are restricting the subsidies to Californians who make $250,000 as an individual or double that for a couple.READ MORE: Warriors, Chase Center to Require Fans Show Proof of COVID Booster Shots
Some critics say that figure is still too high, and the rebates for higher income earners remain in place for hydrogen fuel cell cars.
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