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Join VCTA for Lunch on March 30th with Jon Coupal president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Join VCTA for Lunch on March 30th with Jon Coupal president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Make plans to join VCTA for lunch on March 30th. Our guest speaker will be Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the largest taxpayers association in California. He is a recognized expert in California fiscal matters and the principal drafter of prop 218. Click Here for additional details and to pay by […]

Productive Californians Migrating Overwhelmingly to Red States

Productive Californians Migrating Overwhelmingly to Red States

By Jon Coupal Human beings prefer freedom to collectivism and tyranny. Only those in complete denial disregard the negative consequences of policies that suppress liberty. Consider North Korea versus South Korea. And recall that in Berlin during the Cold War era, people weren’t shot trying to go from West to East – not that anyone […]

Study misses point of Prop. 13

Study misses point of Prop. 13

Debt Addicts Spend Big Opposing Prop. 53

Debt Addicts Spend Big Opposing Prop. 53

By Jon Coupal The usual suspects are digging deep into their pockets to make sure that California’s borrowing binge remains unchecked. Contractors, unions and bond houses that benefit from state debt are contributing millions to defeat Proposition 53, the Stop Blank Checks initiative. This straightforward proposal simply requires voter approval of state issued construction bonds […]

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes – Plus Your Property Tax Bill

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes – Plus Your Property Tax Bill

As any reader of this column knows, voters will be confronted come election day with billions and billions of new tax hikes and bond measures (which, of course, result in their own tax hikes). But let’s not forget that there is another reason for taxpayer to experience a heightened sense of anxiety over the next […]

Prop 13 Report from Legislative Analyst Elicits Mixed Reactions

Prop 13 Report from Legislative Analyst Elicits Mixed Reactions

What Took So Long to Reinstate Program for Low Income Seniors

What Took So Long to Reinstate Program for Low Income Seniors

Guest Commentary: Down Ballot Measures Could Cost You Big Bucks

Guest Commentary: Down Ballot Measures Could Cost You Big Bucks

By Jon Coupal   Election month is rapidly approaching. That’s right, “election month” because, since 2002, California voters have been freed from casting ballots in person on the official Election Day, which this year is November 8. Voting by mail begins October 10. Polls show that many voters are disenchanted with the coming election because […]

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High-speed rail continues to be an expensive, sick joke for California. Under the current plan, it is no longer “high-speed” and projected costs, which seem to change almost daily, appear to be doubling. In the latest news, the nascent California high-speed rail system is running $50 million over budget for a two mile stretch in […]

Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Chickens Coming Home to Roost
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