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POLITICS | Proposition 15 Is A Small Business Issue!

POLITICS | Proposition 15 Is A Small Business Issue!

Podcast sets the record straight, discusses other manifest problems with the initiative SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020—Should it pass in November, Proposition 15 would be the largest tax increase in California history, but would it work as advertised? Most definitely not, argue two public policy veterans in the second in a series of NFIB podcasts […]

FPPC Imposes $1.3 Million Fine Against LA County

FPPC Imposes $1.3 Million Fine Against LA County

Award to be shared with Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation Today, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced that the Fair Political Practices Commission imposed one of the largest fines ever levied by the agency against Los Angeles County for using taxpayer money to fund political ads touting Measure H, a sales tax increase on the ballot in […]

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 […]

Push underway to increase California school funding by billions

Push underway to increase California school funding by billions

  By John Fensterwald  Republished with permission | EdSource May 21, 2018 By the time he leaves office early next year, Gov. Jerry Brown will have achieved his goal of  “full funding” for his signature school financing law, the 2013 Local Control Funding Formula. But rather than hang a banner and declare victory, legislators and education […]

Debt Addicts Spend Big Opposing Prop. 53

Debt Addicts Spend Big Opposing Prop. 53

By Jon Coupal The usual suspects are digging deep into their pockets to make sure that California’s borrowing binge remains unchecked. Contractors, unions and bond houses that benefit from state debt are contributing millions to defeat Proposition 53, the Stop Blank Checks initiative. This straightforward proposal simply requires voter approval of state issued construction bonds […]

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes – Plus Your Property Tax Bill

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes – Plus Your Property Tax Bill

As any reader of this column knows, voters will be confronted come election day with billions and billions of new tax hikes and bond measures (which, of course, result in their own tax hikes). But let’s not forget that there is another reason for taxpayer to experience a heightened sense of anxiety over the next […]

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee

By Sheryl Hamlin The November 8, 2016 ballot will contain a 1% sales tax for the City of Santa Paula, called Measure T. The measure includes an oversight commission as follows: A five member citizen commission comprised of members appointed by the Council must annually review and audit expenditures of revenues derived from the Santa […]

What Took So Long to Reinstate Program for Low Income Seniors

What Took So Long to Reinstate Program for Low Income Seniors

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High-speed rail continues to be an expensive, sick joke for California. Under the current plan, it is no longer “high-speed” and projected costs, which seem to change almost daily, appear to be doubling. In the latest news, the nascent California high-speed rail system is running $50 million over budget for a two mile stretch in […]

Controller Dead Wrong on Property Taxes

Controller Dead Wrong on Property Taxes
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