Finding one's way out of a paper bag . . . tax

April 05, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Usually in California, when the state or a local government passes a law that requires citizens to pay a charge for something, a debate ensues about whether the charge is a tax or a fee.  Under the California Constitution, as amended by Proposition 26 in 2010, new local taxes must be passed by the voters … ...