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Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector reduces costs for electronic payments

Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector reduces costs for electronic payments

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, Steven Hintz, announced today that his office has concluded negotiations with ACI/OPAY, the County’s on-line and credit card processor, on a contract extension that reduces the cost to taxpayers who use a credit card or an electronic check to make payments to his office.  The new rate for […]

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

SACRAMENTO – State Controller Betty T. Yee, today released the following statement denouncing President Trump’s tax overhaul as deeply flawed and harmful to California’s economy. “I am disappointed that the Trump administration would use desperately needed tax reform as a tool to play partisan politics. His proposal will benefit billion-dollar corporations and the wealthy CEOs […]

California GOP’s “Gang of 8” Who Voted for Cap and Trade Are Feeling the Heat

. . By Stephen Frank GOP Assemblyman Marc Steinorth denounced his 2016 Democrat opponent as a supporter of cap and trade—including the 63 cents a gallon gas tax increase.  Now, he has voted for it—so the district might have elected a real Democrat instead—at least she was honest about her position.  His constituents decided to […]

CA Controller Calls on Congress to Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

CA Controller Calls on Congress to  Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

In letters to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, State Controller Betty T. Yee today expressed her opposition to the president’s proposal to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. “With the net effect of a tax increase, this change […]

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

By Kevin B. Harris Like a magician’s “disappearing coin” trick, the Simi Valley City Council quietly authorized a Community Facilities special tax for the Town Center Project when they included the vote as part of a 10-item, “Consent Calendar” single vote on Monday night. They also sorted through the necessary steps to establish a public […]

Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report

Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report

. . By Stephen Frank  Jerry Brown just received an early Christmas present, a $52 billion slush fund to spend as he wants.  Yes, he said it was for roads.  Yes, State Senate President Kevin Leon (his legal name) said not a dime will go to anything other than roads and streets—they both LIED.  Billions […]

California Senate passes 12-cent gas tax hike; passage in Assembly expected

California Senate passes 12-cent gas tax hike; passage in Assembly expected

SACRAMENTO — With one Republican vote, the California Senate narrowly mustered the support it needed to pass a $52 billion transportation package with a two-thirds vote, a proposal to fix California’s pothole-ridden roads and unstable bridges by hiking gas taxes and vehicle license fees. It passed 27-11, and now moves to the Assembly, where it also […]

Say NO to the Border Tax.

Say NO to the Border Tax.

2017 is off to a promising start: Congress is rolling back burdensome regulations put into place by the Obama administration; they’ve also begun the work on repealing Obamacare; and we’ve supported strong leaders who have been confirmed to lead the Department of Education and the EPA.  Congress is even working on a major tax reform […]

Know Your Sales Tax Rate

Know Your Sales Tax Rate

Brooks Institute Fiasco Exemplifies Ventura’s Bad Money Management

Brooks Institute Fiasco Exemplifies Ventura’s Bad Money Management

Brooks Institute continues to be an issue Ventura’s City Council’s bad deal with Brooks Institute exposes its lack of financial understanding. The Council and the city staff are scrambling to cover up those flaws. They’re feeding voters information designed to distract the public from the real issues. Ventura city staff believes it did enough due diligence. They’re trying to sell […]