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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 […]

Election 2020: Death and Taxes

Election 2020: Death and Taxes

By Sheryl Hamlin . Ventura County Tax Association (VCTA) 2020 Board Chair Ron Golden introduced Dan Walters, famed journalist of many years in California, and Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), speakers for the Zoom event of September 24, 2020. The event was co-hosted by ColabVC. California in Crisis? Six to seven […]

POLITICS | Taxpayer Groups Ongoing Fight Over Pension Obligations Bonds

POLITICS | Taxpayer Groups Ongoing Fight Over Pension Obligations Bonds

By JON COUPAL   Reprinted with permission of Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Earlier this year, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association raised the alarm over the resurgence in the use of “pension obligation bonds,” a risky financing method that fell out of favor during the 2008 recession but is now making a comeback. Fortunately, […]

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 […]

Prop. 13 school bond isn’t really for the kids

Prop. 13 school bond isn’t really for the kids

    By Jon Coupal In the arguments and advertising in support of Proposition 13 on the March 3 ballot, the proponents are trying to convince the voters it is all “for the kids.” As with previous education ballot measures in California, a parade of disasters is predicted unless the proposal in question is approved. […]

Prop. 13 Tax Protections in Danger! Hear Howard Jarvis’ Jon Coupal

Prop. 13 Tax Protections in Danger! Hear Howard Jarvis’ Jon Coupal

  About the speaker: . Jon Coupal is the President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA). HJTA, with offices in both Los Angeles and Sacramento, is the largest taxpayers association in California with a membership of over 200,000. Founded by the late Howard Jarvis, the author of Proposition 13, HJTA’s name is synonymous with […]

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 […]

State Audit Exposes High Speed Rail’s Epic Waste of Time and Money

State Audit Exposes High Speed Rail’s Epic Waste of Time and Money

    by Jon Coupal Although the midterm election was held on November 6th, the news media was absorbed for several weeks with undecided close races and the strength of the “blue wave,” especially here in California. Perhaps that is why a reportfrom the Auditor of the State of California on the High Speed Rail Project […]

California is not creating jobs fast enough to support tax increases for pensions

California is not creating jobs fast enough to support tax increases for pensions

.. . . by Jon Coupal . On a superficial level, things look pretty good in California. Sure, we have big problems with wildfires and other periodic disasters, but the state’s finances have made a strong recovery since the depths of the recession. Indeed, Gov. Brown has repeatedly touted the multi-billion-dollar surplus and the state’s balanced […]

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 […]

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