A state lawmaker is encouraged by news that Americans are turning to fuel-efficient cars. That's after a national report shows hybrid car sales are up 35 percent in the US this year. Still, State Representative Joe Parisi (D-Madison) says people need more incentives to buy fuel-efficient vehicles.

Parisi is the author of a bill that would give a $1,000 income tax credit to those who purchase a hybrid. He says it would show people who care about the environment by purchasing a hybrid car should get a break.

Parisi's bill has the unanimous approval of an Assembly committee, but is awaiting further legislative action. 

AUDIO: John Colbert reports (MP3 :39)

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