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Action Alert Update – SCA 5 narrowly approved, but moving forward

Action Alert Update – SCA 5 narrowly approved, but moving forward

Earlier this week, we sent out an Action Alert asking all HJTA members to call lawmakers on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, urging them to oppose Senate Constitutional Amendment 5. This measure would make it easier to pass tax increases by cutting the vote needed to approve education parcel taxes from the current two-thirds […]

Action Alert Update on Protecting Prop 13 – ACA 1 under fire but moving forward – Oppose!

Action Alert Update on Protecting Prop 13 – ACA 1 under fire but moving forward – Oppose!

Last week, we sent out an Action Alert asking all HJTA members to call lawmakers on the Assembly Local Government Committee and urge them to oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1. This measure would make it easier to pass tax increases by cutting the vote needed to approve infrastructure bonds and taxes from the current two-thirds […]

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

ACTION ALERT: We need every HJTA member to oppose the newest attack on Proposition 13, Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1. This measure would make it easier to raise property tax bills by lowering the two-thirds vote for approval of local bonds and parcel taxes to just 55 percent to fund an unlimited number of infrastructure projects […]

Voter guide from HJTA for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6

Voter guide from HJTA for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6

Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day in California. To find your polling place, click here to access the Secretary of State’s voter information page, or contact your county elections office. Click here for a list of county elections offices. You can also call the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).   Below are the […]

Voter guide from Howard Jarvis for Election Day on Tuesday, June 5

Voter guide from Howard Jarvis for Election Day on Tuesday, June 5

Tuesday, June 5, is Election Day in California. To find your polling place, click here to access the Secretary of State’s voter information page, or contact your county elections office. Click here for a list of county elections offices. You can also call the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).  Visit HJTA’s dedicated site […]

Supreme Court Ruling A Blow To Taxpayers

Supreme Court Ruling A Blow To Taxpayers

The California Supreme Court ruled today that taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process may not have to comply with taxpayer protections set forth in Proposition 13 and Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, an HJTA sponsored statewide measure approved by California voters in 1996. In response to the […]

END OF DISCUSSION: From the Heckler’s Veto to Removing Microphones, the Left Isn’t Interested in Opposing Views

END OF DISCUSSION: From the Heckler’s Veto to Removing Microphones, the Left Isn’t Interested in Opposing Views

    . “End of discussion!” is what those on the political left yell in your face when they know they are losing an argument. It is also the name of a compelling new book by Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson with the revealing subtitle of “How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, […]

Bad News for Prop. 13 Blamers

Bad News for Prop. 13 Blamers

Knee Jerk Tax Hikes

Knee Jerk Tax Hikes

By Jon Coupal For the second time in as many weeks Californians got the news that Sacramento politicians are proposing yet another big tax hike. The truth is that new taxes would never be required were it not for Sacramento’s mismanagement of existing tax dollars. Last week, order it was the proposal to deal with […]

California Comeback or Continuing Crisis?

California Comeback or Continuing Crisis?

As the California Legislature reconvenes this week for the new session, clinic Californians will hear two decidedly different messages from both politicians and political pundits about the “state of the state.” Governor Brown will surely tout the “California comeback” and argue that the state is in much better fiscal health than just a couple of […]

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