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1. A state commission voted yesterday to strip California legislators of their taxpayer-issued cars, thereby ending a much-maligned perk that was unique to the state, the Chron and SacBee report. State lawmakers will lose their state-issued cars effective in December and it will be replaced by a $300-a-month car allowance. Lawmakers also will no longer receive taxpayer-funded car insurance. The SacBee reported last weekend that the state had paid out more than $750,000 in the last five years for lawmakers’ car accidents. The Citizens Compensation Commission, which voted to end the car perk, decided to not slash legislators’ pay.