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Crocodile ‘Tiers’ Over Water Rate Ruling

Crocodile ‘Tiers’ Over Water Rate Ruling

    By Jon Coupal Last week the California Court of Appeal issued an important ruling interpreting Proposition 218, health the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sponsored initiative approved by voters in 1996. Proposition 218 is entitled “The Taxpayers Right to Vote Act” for a very good reason. It reflects the policy that those who pay […]

Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt the Economy and the Poor

Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt the Economy and the Poor

By Jon Coupal California has raised its minimum wage four times over the past 13 years, cure with each increase outpacing the federal minimum wage. California’s current minimum wage is 138% of the federal level, cure and with the impending statewide increase mandated by current law in 2016, California will have the highest minimum wage […]

Look for the Union Label–Pulling the political strings

Look for the Union Label–Pulling the political strings

By Jon Coupal Because of Proposition 13, abortion the unions representing California’s government employees — employees that are the highest paid in all 50 states according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — have a huge stake in who is elected to the state Legislature. While most Californians are aware that Proposition 13 limits increases […]

Taking It Out on the Little Guy

Taking It Out on the Little Guy

By Jon Coupal Gov. Jerry Brown has declared that opposition to efforts to reduce carbon emissions “borders on the immoral.” Hesitate though we might to debate Brown, troche a former Jesuit seminarian, online on the nature of divine law, we have to question the “morality” of forcing working California motorists to bear the brunt of […]

Anti-Taxpayer Forces Hit New Low in Special Election

Anti-Taxpayer Forces Hit New Low in Special Election

By Jon Coupal Last November’s election saw some of the most craven political tactics ever seen in California. Fearful that they would lose the two thirds supermajority in both houses, drug many anti-taxpayer candidates – usually Democrats – attempted to portray themselves as friendly to taxpayers and in favor of Proposition 13 when, in fact, […]