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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 […]

California Governor Signs Illegal Immigrant Health Care Bill Into Law

California Governor Signs Illegal Immigrant Health Care Bill Into Law

Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom officially made his state the first in the U.S. to offer government health care benefits to adult-aged illegal immigrants. Newsome signed SB-104 into law Tuesday, cementing it into the state’s 2020 budget. The legislation extends taxpayer-funded health care to low-income adults aged 19 to 25, […]

Officers To Mourn Slain Officer Who Was Ambushed During Domestic Violence Call

Officers To Mourn Slain Officer Who Was Ambushed During Domestic Violence Call

  Whitney Tipton | Reporter . Ramos, who police say was heavily armed, allegedly prevented officers from rescuing O’Sullivan for 45 minutes. She died after being transported to UC Davis Medical Center. O’Sullivan had been on the force for only six months. Sacramento has not lost a police officer in the line of duty for around 20 […]

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 Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, which attacks Proposition 13 by making it easier to raise taxes. ACA 1 cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week, and is now awaiting a Floor vote. Unlike previous committee votes, and per Proposition 13, passage on the Assembly floor requires a two-thirds vote.Communicating […]

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