A Word from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association on the Ballot Props


After careful study of the 17 ballot measures, HJTA has concluded there are five that are important to California Taxpayers.  Three measures would increase taxes or debt, while two will increase taxpayer protections.
Please vote your interests by using the following ballot guide and pass these recommendations on to your friends and contacts.
Prop. 51, School facilities bond: VOTE NO
This 9-billion-dollar bond would add to what Gov. Brown has described as California’s “Wall of Debt.”  We can’t afford more debt, the repayment of which diverts money from other important programs.
Prop. 53, Stop Blank Checks: VOTE YES
Stop Blank Checks will close loopholes that allow politicians to commit to revenue bond debt without voter approval.  No Blank Checks will ensure that California voters will have a say on all major state bond-funded projects over $2 billion.
Prop. 54, Legislature Transparency Act: VOTE YES
This measure would prohibit lawmakers from passing any bills until they are published on the Internet and in print for at least 72 hours before the vote occurs.  No more “midnight lawmaking” where bills are passed without public review.
Prop. 55, Extension of Income taxes: VOTE NO
When voters approved an income tax increase in 2012, the politicians promised the increase would be temporary.  Now, with Prop. 55, they want to extend the highest marginal income tax rates in all 50 states.
Prop. 56, Tobacco Tax Increase: VOTE NO
Another effort to funnel more money into efforts overseen by government entities and special interests that excel at squandering much of the taxpayer money they already receive.
“Only the knowledge that the people care will keep the politicians honest.”


HJTA1Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association — California’s largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights.

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