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Auditor: State’s 12 largest cities all at financial risk

Auditor: State’s 12 largest cities all at financial risk

    By Chris Reed According to a new website run by California State Auditor Elaine Howle and her staff, the dozen most populated cities in California all have significant fiscal problems and will be forced into major adjustments in coming years. Eleven of the cities – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, […]

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

By ANDREW KHOURI STAFF WRITER Prominent landlord attorney Dennis Block stood before a crowd of more than 200 at an apartment owners trade show in Pasadena and, to laughs, boasted of having evicted “more tenants than anybody else on the planet Earth.” Block said he was proud to enforce what he said America was built on: […]

Sacramento’s dismantling of trucking in California

Sacramento’s dismantling of trucking in California

    The Editorial Board California is squeezing the life out of small, independent trucking companies. Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed three bills into law that further tighten the state’s grip on the industry’s throat. As always, large companies will be better able to absorb the fees, regulatory costs and compliance burdens than small companies, […]

Today’s Passage of AB 5 Should be a Civics Lesson for All Time

Today’s Passage of AB 5 Should be a Civics Lesson for All Time

It began with a court taking it upon itself to legislate who is an employee and who is an independent contractor and ended today with final legislative passage of a bill aimed at putting the court’s decision into regulatory and enforceable code but winding up instead picking which occupations get a pass and which don’t. […]

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced that applications for property tax deferment for the 2019-20 tax year are now available.  California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, administered by Controller Yee, allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet income, equity, and other requirements to postpone payment of property […]

California: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Appropriations Committees and Heads to the Floor

California: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Appropriations Committees and Heads to the Floor

On August 30, both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files and passed anti-gun legislation that will now head to the floor in each chamber for votes. It’s imperative that NRA members contact their legislators in the final weeks of session and urge their opposition to these anti-gun measures. Assembly […]

California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices

California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices

KEY POINTS The proposal still needs to clear the state Legislature, which adjourns for the year in two weeks. The California Apartment Association said it will not oppose the bill. California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with apartment owners and developers Friday on legislation that would cap how rapidly rents can rise as the […]

Your Immediate Action Needed: Help to Preserve Our Prop. 13 Victory!

Your Immediate Action Needed: Help to Preserve Our Prop. 13 Victory!

While Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 1 was defeated on the Assembly Floor last Monday, the reality is that taxpayers are not quite out of the woods yet. In a legislative process known as “reconsideration,” legislative bills that have been defeated can be brought up again for one final vote.   ACA 1 would change Proposition […]

A Prop. 13 Victory! Today the Immediate Action Needed is: Celebrate! Irwin Votes NVR — No Vote Recorded

A Prop. 13 Victory! Today the Immediate Action Needed is: Celebrate!  Irwin Votes NVR — No Vote Recorded

Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 did come up for a vote Monday on the Assembly Floor. After 30 minutes of testimony, which included opposition comments from both Democrats and Republicans, ACA 1 was defeated! When all the votes were counted it had only 44 votes, well shy of the 54 vote two-thirds super-majority required for passage! […]

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

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

ACTION ALERT: We need your help to defeat ACA 1, an attack on Prop. 13 that would lower the vote needed to pass new or higher taxes for any “infrastructure” project. Last week, HJTA sent out an action alert similar to this one indicating that an Assembly Floor vote was imminent on ACA 1. We […]

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