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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

Heads Up, Taxpayers!

Heads Up, Taxpayers!

By Jon Coupal If public attention is being drawn to national politics and the presidential race, there is a group of local officials who are thrilled. They have plans for the contents of taxpayers’ wallets and they would prefer to fly under the radar. The less voters pay attention, the greater the chance they will […]

Tell Me Again Why We Need Higher Taxes?

Tell Me Again Why We Need Higher Taxes?

‘Right to Vote on Taxes’ Case Now Before California Supreme Court

‘Right to Vote on Taxes’ Case Now Before California Supreme Court

  Last week the California Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could determine whether the right to vote on local taxes, which is constitutionally guaranteed by both Propositions 13 and 218, will cease to exist. The case, California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, at first glance seems limited to a narrow technical […]

Property Taxes to Increase by 13 Percent in Coming Year

Property Taxes to Increase by 13 Percent in Coming Year

Budget Deception: Weird Accounting Diminishes Accountability

Budget Deception: Weird Accounting Diminishes Accountability

 . This week, after reaching agreement with Governor Brown, the California Legislature will pass the state budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. In so doing, it will meet its Constitutional deadline of June 15th. A few weeks ago, this column attempted to provide some clarity to ordinary citizen taxpayers on basic state budget issues. This […]

TAXPORTATION PART 2: Response to Will Kempton

TAXPORTATION PART 2: Response to Will Kempton

TAXPORTATION: Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike

TAXPORTATION: Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike

Budget Primer for California Citizen Taxpayers

Budget Primer for California Citizen Taxpayers
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