Gas tax bill passes through State Legislature
On Monday, the measure will be returned to the state Senate, where it will be finalized before being sent Brown for his signature. All told , California motorists, who already pay among the highest gas taxes in the country, will now have to pay even more.
The strike launched off US Navy ships was in retaliation to the Syrian governments chemical weapon attack.
"I stress, once again, that the Syrian Arab Army did not and will not use such weapons even against the terrorists who are targeting our people", Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem told reporters in Damascus on Thursday.
Other rebel groups welcomed the USA strike and called for continued military action against the regime. Syria has denied using chemical weapons, while the United Nations has said it will investigate the bombing as a possible war crime.
Top European Union officials are supporting the U.S. missile strikes on military targets in Syria as a means of deterring further chemical weapons attacks by Damascus.
The base was the second most important for Syria's air force, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, after the Latakia air base in Assad's coastal heartland where Russian Federation also maintains extensive facilities.