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TAXPORTATION: Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike

TAXPORTATION: Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike

Budget Primer for California Citizen Taxpayers

Budget Primer for California Citizen Taxpayers

Commentary: Legal action intends to put out the state’s fire tax

Commentary: Legal action intends to put out the state’s fire tax

By Jon Coupal By now, most rural homeowners have become accustomed to receiving an annual bill of $150—or higher—for what is euphemistically called a “fire prevention fee.” However, this familiarity does not make writing out the check to the State Board of Equalization any more palatable. Many property owners, who are receiving no additional fire […]

Will Average Californians Get Help from Sacramento?

Will Average Californians Get Help from Sacramento?

  . So much of what comes out of the Capitol hurts average Californians. Efforts to impose new taxes, onerous regulations or laws that dictate lifestyle choices like how much soda one drinks, have citizens ducking for cover. But every now and then, bills are introduced that cut against the stereotype by providing genuine benefit […]

Breaking Good — Tax Relief Possible

Breaking Good — Tax Relief Possible

Billions in New Bonds Should Not Escape Voter Approval

Billions in New Bonds Should Not Escape Voter Approval

Why Average Citizens Don’t Count in Sacramento

Why Average Citizens Don’t Count in Sacramento

 . For average Californians, the news out of Sacramento is seldom good. Finding ways to increase the tax burden, eliminate the taxpayer protections in Proposition 13 and increasing the cost of living seem to be the preoccupation of most members of the Legislature. The majority of bills that are introduced are designed to give special […]

Build a Chargers Stadium With a Majority Vote? Not So Fast

Build a Chargers Stadium With a Majority Vote? Not So Fast

Three Ways to ‘Fix’ Government

Three Ways to ‘Fix’ Government

. Three recent news stories illustrate why, to those not drawing a check from taxpayers, government has become about as popular as a swarm of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. Story number one tells how a firm owned by the late Alfred Villalobos will pay the state of California $20 million to settle charges of […]

Hospitals Inflict Pain on Taxpayers

Hospitals Inflict Pain on Taxpayers