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Important information about Proposition 19

Important information about Proposition 19

As you know, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association opposed Proposition 19, “The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act of 2020,” because it took away the right for parents and grandparents to pass family homes and other property to the next generation without an increase in property […]

FPPC Imposes $1.3 Million Fine Against LA County

FPPC Imposes $1.3 Million Fine Against LA County

Award to be shared with Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation Today, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced that the Fair Political Practices Commission imposed one of the largest fines ever levied by the agency against Los Angeles County for using taxpayer money to fund political ads touting Measure H, a sales tax increase on the ballot in […]

Pressure Mounts for Property Tax Relief

Pressure Mounts for Property Tax Relief

Reprinted with permission of Jon Coupal, President Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association From many corners, California politicians and tax officials are under increasing pressure to extend the current April 10 deadline for paying property tax bills. The request is not unreasonable and there are many ways that government can assist homeowners who are under threat of […]

Are you interested in applying for the Property Tax Postponement loan program?

Are you interested in applying for the Property Tax Postponement loan program?

We thought you might like to know that the State of California has a Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program, and the application period is now open to qualifying taxpayers through Feb. 10, 2020. This completely optional loan program is available through the State Controller’s Office. It allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. Wins Lawsuit to Stop Use of Public Funds for Campaigns

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. Wins Lawsuit to Stop Use of Public Funds for Campaigns

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and retired state Senator and Judge Quentin L. Kopp prevailed Monday (26) in a lawsuit to invalidate Senate Bill 1107, a 2016 California law that would have allowed political campaigns to be financed with taxpayer dollars. “California voters passed Proposition 73 partly to prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used as […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

By George Miller Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) President Jon Coupal dined with some people invited by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) recently. He was there to thank them for their role in providing an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief in support of HJTA’s lawsuit on state pensions. The two organizations, not to […]

Government Unions Run Sacramento

Government Unions Run Sacramento

    By Jon Coupal | Originally published in the California Policy Center June 6 marks the 40th anniversary of voters’ overwhelming approval of Proposition 13, which has been protecting all California taxpayers ever since. Some people mistakenly think Prop. 13 protects only homeowners, because it cut the property tax rate statewide to 1 percent and put a stop […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announces official endorsements for June 5 primary

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announces official endorsements for June 5 primary

Endorsements and ballot-measure recommendations: Click here for a printable PDF of the endorsements below The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC has endorsed these candidates for the June 5, 2018, Primary Election: John Cox Governor Jack Guerrero State Treasurer Warren Gubler Assembly District 26 Jay Obernolte Assembly District 33 Andrew Kotyuk Assembly District 42 Roxanne Hoge […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC Endorses John Cox for Governor

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC Endorses John Cox for Governor

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Political Action Committee (HJTA PAC) announced today that it has endorsed Republican John Cox in his campaign for Governor of California. Cox, a successful businessman and a leader of the effort to repeal the gas and car tax increases passed by the legislature last year without voter approval, is the […]

Annual “Follow the Money” report documents almost half a trillion in government waste, fraud and abuse

Annual “Follow the Money” report documents almost half a trillion in government waste, fraud and abuse

As many Californians raced to meet Tuesday’s deadline to file their tax returns, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association released its annual Follow the Money report, exposing waste, fraud, and abuse of almost half a trillion hard-earned taxpayer dollars. The report documents examples of bureaucratic fraud and negligence, including a $440 million train meant to haul trash that […]

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