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POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

The “Proposition 13” on the March 3, 2020, ballot is a $15 billion school construction bond, but it would cost taxpayers far more than $15 billion. That’s why the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is opposed to this Proposition 13. This measure would increase the state’s debt and interest costs, raise the caps on local school district borrowing […]

Your Immediate Action Needed: Help to Preserve Our Prop. 13 Victory!

Your Immediate Action Needed: Help to Preserve Our Prop. 13 Victory!

While Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 1 was defeated on the Assembly Floor last Monday, the reality is that taxpayers are not quite out of the woods yet. In a legislative process known as “reconsideration,” legislative bills that have been defeated can be brought up again for one final vote.   ACA 1 would change Proposition […]

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the Joint Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to hold an “informational hearing” that could trigger a hike in water rates and property taxes without even a vote.  The proposed WaterFix, now estimated to cost over $19 billion, is a plan to construct giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The […]

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

The California Legislature is about to pass a new tax on drinking water, Senate Bill 845. This measure has already passed in the state Senate and could move quickly to the floor of the state Assembly. Although tax increases require a two-thirds vote, this legislation would pass with a simple majority of 50 percent plus […]

Saving Proposition 13 | Susan Shelley at the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated Luncheon 6-15-18

Saving Proposition 13 | Susan Shelley at the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated Luncheon 6-15-18

Susan Shelley of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) will speak on “Saving Prop. 13” at the Friday, June 15th luncheon of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated at Los Robles Greens, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360.  Registration and social connections begin at 11:00 am with the program and luncheon at 11:30. For more information […]

Important legislative update for Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association: Snack tax, rent control

Important legislative update for Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association: Snack tax, rent control

HJTA had a successful January in the State Capitol, with important victories for taxpayers and property owners. We wanted to take a moment to share the news: two major bills that HJTA spent over a year opposing went down to a final defeat last month.  The snack tax: Assembly Constitutional Amendment 2 is a proposed billion-dollar […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Assoc. Backing Gas Tax Repeal: Voters To Have Final Say

Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Assoc. Backing Gas Tax Repeal: Voters To Have Final Say

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced it is backing a ballot measure that will repeal $5.2 billion in annual gas and car tax increases that take effect November 1st, and requires that future increases be approved by voters. The measure, Voter Approval for Increases in the Gas and Car Tax, has been filed with the […]

Media Exposes Collusion Between Lawyer For Democrats And FPPC Board Member

Media Exposes Collusion Between Lawyer For Democrats And FPPC Board Member

In just the latest in a series of questionable maneuvers to protect Senator Josh Newman, the target of a recall by his constituents, it has been revealed that a lawyer for Senate Democrats held private meetings and exchanged texts, and phone calls with a member of the Fair Political Practices Commission.  These contacts were kept […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Assoc. signed by Governor – Expands Taxpayer Protections

Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Assoc. signed by Governor – Expands Taxpayer Protections

Gov. Brown has signed Assembly Bill 195 (Obernolte), an HJTA sponsored bill that strengthens requirements that the cost of tax measures be clearly stated on the ballot.   AB 195 mandates that the ballot label for all local tax measures include the rate and duration of a tax increase as well as an estimate of the […]

Class Action Lawsuit Against ‘Fire Tax’ Continues Despite Repeal

Class Action Lawsuit Against ‘Fire Tax’ Continues Despite Repeal

by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY A lawsuit against California’s controversial “fire prevention fee” (a.k.a. “fire tax”) will continue, despite being suspended earlier this month as part of a deal Republican leaders made to pass cap-and-trade. The tax was levied on almost 800,000 rural property owners in mostly Republican districts. The plaintiffs are continuing with their lawsuit and may […]

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