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Oxnard Continues Tax Triple Whammy Plan- Tonight: 1 1/2% Sales Tax Gouging Pitch

Oxnard Continues Tax Triple Whammy Plan- Tonight: 1 1/2% Sales Tax Gouging Pitch

By George Miller We warned you about it last year, then subsequently, too, about the $77 million Oxnard “New Tax Triple Whammy”. Now, here is the next expensive installment we repeatedly cautioned you about- a $45 million dollar annual sales tax increase- on top of the $13 million one they previously sold you. Basically, staff […]

Oppose Oxnard 1 1/2 % Sales Tax Increase

Oppose Oxnard 1 1/2 % Sales Tax Increase

    By Lawrence Paul Stein How can this person trust the City of Oxnard to expend fund proceeds from a 1 1/2% sales tax increase when they violated that trust from the proceeds of  a 1/2% sales tax increase (Measure O)? We are paying for a $20,000,000 fire station that was to have cost […]

Oxnard’s Rapidly Coming New Tax Triple Whammy- $77 Million+!

Oxnard’s Rapidly Coming New Tax Triple Whammy- $77 Million+!

    If there was ever a time to speak out on city direction- it is right NOW. Deficit-prone Oxnard has borrowed and borrowed and made some cuts to balance the budget in the past, often restoring the cuts later. Its overspending and poor management were catching up with it already. Then the COVID-19 lockdown […]

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Mayor Mashburn pushed back against Councilmember Luevanos’s argument in favor of raising the sales tax currently pegged to the State minimum 7.25%. He conceded, however, to requests from Luevanos and Mayor Pro Tem Cavanaugh, to forward the staff report to Neighborhood Councils for further input. Staff, at Luevanos’s request, […]

California sales tax increases for 51 cities

California sales tax increases for 51 cities

By Anabel Munoz PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — A new sales tax hike went into effect Monday in more than a dozen cities in Southern California.  The standard rate statewide is 7.25%, but Monday’s tax increase means that some of us will now be paying a lot more for our goods.  In Los Angeles County, Pasadena, Burbank, […]

Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Ruling Addresses Part of the Problem

Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Ruling Addresses Part of the Problem

  . By Dr. Kevin McNamee Sales tax is considered by economists to be one of the most equitable methods to raise revenue because it is based on consumer’s freedom of choice and is more transparent when compared to income tax rates.  In an effort to stimulate internet growth and online sales, Washington policy makers […]

Supreme Court Decides Wayfair Online Sales Tax Case

Supreme Court Decides Wayfair Online Sales Tax Case

  Joseph Bishop-Henchman    The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down its anticipated decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. The case challenges South Dakota’s application of its sales tax to internet retailers who sell into South Dakota but have no property or employees in the state. At issue is the case Quill Corp. v. North Dakotafrom 1992, […]

The Tax Bill | U.S. Senate Candidate Stephen J. Schrader

The Tax Bill | U.S. Senate Candidate Stephen J. Schrader

My position on the Federal Income Tax is that we should eliminate it entirely by repealing the XVIth Amendment and replace with a “Fair Tax”, which is a federal “Sales Tax” on all goods and services that cross a state border. .  If nothing else this will, for the first time in history, make state […]

Santa Paula: A New Idea from Measure T

Santa Paula: A New Idea from Measure T

 By Sheryl Hamlin The five member citizen oversight commission for Santa Paula’s Measure T Sales Tax (2016) convened on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with a goal of establishing allocation recommendations for the new sales tax revenue, now estimated at about $2 million. Public Comments Five students spoke in public comments: Mireille Vargas, Mason Ramos Rodriquez, […]

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

By Rob McCoy  . 4-26-17  . Dear Readers,  . I will never support a sales tax increase. My comments at the Council meeting were to illustrate that the State Gas Tax did our City no favors. Had the Acorn Editor bothered to call me before he put his spin on my comments, I would have […]

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