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Californian’s Fight Against Illegal College Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants Heads to Court

Californian’s Fight Against Illegal College Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants Heads to Court

The next front in the battle over in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants will play out in a California appeals court on Nov. 3 in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch on behalf of California resident and taxpayer Earl De Vries. The issue there is not whether the California Legislature can authorize in-state tuition to […]

PLF suit sparks move to repeal ban on “For Sale” signs in parked cars

PLF suit sparks move to repeal ban on “For Sale” signs in parked cars

In response to the federal First Amendment lawsuit filed last month by Pacific Legal Foundation and San Juan Capistrano resident Michael Cefali, the city is poised to abolish its ordinance — San Juan Capistrano Municipal Code § 4-6.311(a) — that forbids the display of “For Sale” signs in cars parked on public streets. The city […]

New poll shows uphill battle to end California death penalty

New poll shows uphill battle to end California death penalty

By James Poulos Despite a broad trend toward increasing skepticism and opposition around capital punishment, California’s ballot initiative ending the practice faces a steep climb heading into November.  The Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State University, through the CALSPEAKS public-opinion project, found that respondents “opposed Proposition 62, which would end the death penalty in the state, 45-37. […]

Another 1,000 Jobs LEAVING California—For Low Tax/No Tax States

Another 1,000 Jobs LEAVING California—For Low Tax/No Tax States

Verizon is offering 1,000 employees four choices, move to Texas, South Carolina of Florida—or be unemployed. Texas and Florida have in income taxes—and low cost housing—compared to California.  My hope I that these folks get out of California while they can—failed schools, high crimes rates, worst roads in the nation, a governor that gives water […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Introduces Measure to Taxpayers Access Info On Local Tax Measures

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Introduces Measure to Taxpayers Access Info On Local Tax Measures

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today (11) they will be working with lawmakers to introduce legislation to ensure that taxpayers have access to important information when considering local tax measures.  Specifically, any tax measure would be required to list the tax rate, duration, and estimated revenue that it is intended to generate.  This information […]

Does the Secure Choice state-run retirement plan guarantee against taxpayer bailouts?

Does the Secure Choice state-run retirement plan guarantee against taxpayer bailouts?

CA Controller Reports State Revenues Continue to Exceed Expectations

CA Controller Reports State Revenues  Continue to Exceed Expectations

California revenues of more than $10.57 billion for September beat projections in the 2016-17 Budget Act Governor Jerry Brown signed in June by $151.6 million, or 1.5 percent, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today.  Total revenues have outpaced expectations for two straight months after four months of shortfalls.  The fiscal year-to-date total of $24.55 […]

Columbus Day 2016: What’s open, what’s closed

Columbus Day 2016: What’s open, what’s closed

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October. It marks Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492. It is a federal holiday but it is not observed in many states. Some of those states observe Native Americans’ Day (California and South Dakota) or Indigenous People’s Day (California, Minnesota and Washington) […]

WRD Board of Southern California Approves Landmark Master Plan To Expand Groundwater Supplies

WRD Board of Southern California Approves Landmark Master Plan To Expand Groundwater Supplies

Multi-agency effort identifies projects and strategies to increase use of recycled water and stormwater LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Thursday, the Board of Directors of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) took a monumental step toward enhancing future groundwater supplies for two of the nation’s most utilized urban groundwater basins […]

Special Report: Session Ends — California State Legislature

Special Report:  Session Ends — California State Legislature

GAINES & ASSOCIATES: 2015/2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION FINAL REPORT NOVEMBER 2016 ELECTION MINI-BRIEF *Editor’s Note: This report focuses on Hunting and Fishing issues, which we have omitted for brevity.  Below you will find an analysis of  the upcoming election and drone and gun regulation considered by the state legislature. The 2015/2016 Session of the California State Legislature formally came […]