As far as some conservatives and taxpayer watchdogs in San Diego and Riverside counties are concerned, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger crossed the line Thursday when he proposed a 1.25 percent fee on home and business owners’ insurance premiums to fund firefighting efforts. “They can play the semantics game all they want,” said Scott Barnett, a former Del Mar councilman and president of TaxpayersAdvocate.org. “But the governor should stop playing games. He is clearly reneging on his pledge not to raise taxes.” Continue reading Firefighting Fee Criticized As New Tax – Riverside County/S.D.