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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 […]

Loss of local control a big issue in new water tax fight

Loss of local control a big issue in new water tax fight

  By Jon Coupal Throughout his tenure as governor, Jerry Brown has consistently pursued new revenue for transportation, housing and water. The Legislature, whose default reaction to any problem is to raise taxes on middle-class Californians, has only been too happy to oblige. As a result, California drivers were hit last year with an annual […]

We’re almost there, but we urgently need your help to Reject the Gas Tax!

We’re almost there, but we urgently need your help to Reject the Gas Tax!

Thank you for your overwhelming response to our call for help gathering signatures to repeal the gas and car tax increase with a November ballot initiative. We’re excited to tell you that we’re very close to the nearly 600,000 signatures needed. But because a percentage of signatures are likely to be disqualified as invalid, we’re […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association joins Gov. Brown in critical case for pension reform

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association joins Gov. Brown in critical case for pension reform

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, California’s most influential taxpayer-advocacy organization, has joined Governor Jerry Brown in an effort to end a state rule that limits changes to public employee pension plans. On Wednesday (Feb. 21) HJTA submitted an amicus curiae brief in the California Supreme Court in CalFire Local 2881 v. CalPERS involving the so-called “California Rule.”  […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association: Will you help us reject the gas tax increase?

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association: Will you help us reject the gas tax increase?

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is working to repeal the increase in the gas and car taxes that Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature forced on Californians last year. These tax increases were said to be needed for road repair, but much of the money will instead go to boondoggle spending projects.  Californians have been paying […]

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