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One More for the Road, Senator? Taxpayers footing billed for tipsy legislators

One More for the Road, Senator? Taxpayers footing billed for tipsy legislators

   

Take Our Jobs, Please

Take Our Jobs, Please

   

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 […]

Excessive Traffic Tickets: Hurting the Middle Class Again

Excessive Traffic Tickets: Hurting the Middle Class Again

By Jon Coupal Even good drivers get an occasional ticket. But in the last several years, cialis there has been a perverse incentive for eagle-eyed enforcement officers to issue even more citations. We are now discovering that California drivers are a goldmine for government by the imposition of traffic fines that are absurdly excessive. As […]

California’s Dust Bowl as another business takes a hike: See You Later, Sooners

California’s Dust Bowl as another business takes a hike: See You Later, Sooners

By Jon Coupal In the 1930s, viagra sale tens of thousands of farmers, mostly from Oklahoma, fled the Dust Bowl for California with hopes of a better life. Today it is ironic that California’s Farmers (Farmer Brothers coffee company, that is) has announced that it is fleeing our state for a less expensive destination that […]

What California Homeowners Should Know About the State Budget

What California Homeowners Should Know About the State Budget

Let’s be honest. When politicians and pundits discuss the state budget, very little is about the impact on homeowners. Notwithstanding the fact that a person’s home is their most important asset, this lack of perspective is understandable. When people think about political issues impacting their status as homeowners, they are far more likely to focus […]

California: Tax Hikes Loom for 2016 Ballot

California:  Tax Hikes Loom for 2016 Ballot

Although it may seem far in the distant future, symptoms there has been a great deal of speculation regarding what ballot propositions might appear on the 2016 General Election ballot in California. Focusing on just those proposals having the potential for real harm to taxpayers, here is our short list: SALES AND INCOME TAX EXTENSION […]

UC Pension Crisis Creates Teachable Moment

UC Pension Crisis Creates Teachable Moment

Californians have abysmally low levels of civic engagement as evidenced by the recent election where voter turnout set an historic low. And the widespread disengagement of California’s younger voters is even worse. True, in 2008 California’s youth turned out in large numbers to elect Barack Obama as President. And in 2012 they turned out again […]

Reprieve for Prop 13

Reprieve for Prop 13

By now, try most Californians have read dozens of analyses from experts and partisans alike about the meaning of last Tuesday’s election. Analyzing the national scene is not rocket science. Republicans romped and Democrats took a shellacking. But understanding the impact here in ever-so-blue California is a bit more complicated. While it is true that […]

It’s Scary Season Again—Time to pay your property taxes

It’s Scary Season Again—Time to pay your property taxes

For many the real scare this time of years is not the monsters at our doors on Halloween but the property tax bill in the mail box.