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Ventura County Labor Agreement Would Cost Taxpayers Millions

Ventura County Labor Agreement Would Cost Taxpayers Millions

Recently, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors was told that a proposed Community Workforce Agreement (CWA) on county projects would likely increase project costs more than $75 million over the next five years.  Their own staff recommended that the Board reject the proposed CWA. . However, an undeterred Supervisor Zaragoza, along with Supervisors Long and Bennett, […]

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

    By Sigrid Weidenweber I don’t know if I am prescient or just lucky. But I left California in the first days of February 2020, seeking a new home in Nevada. I had the feeling that big money grabs were coming—and here they are! In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, from Thursday, October […]

California property taxes for businesses could get highest raise in 40 years

California property taxes for businesses could get highest raise in 40 years

The tax hikes comes as the state is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic By Bradford Betz | Fox News Californians will vote next month on whether to approve the largest tax increase on commercial and industrial properties in more than 40 years, and the measure has sparked fierce debate on what its effect on small businesses and consumers will be. The […]

Politics | Moving Oxnard Forward; Vote No on E – Yes on F, L, M, and N

Politics | Moving Oxnard Forward; Vote No on E – Yes on F, L, M, and N

Oxnard City Manager Alexander Nguyen claims to have greatly increased transparency at City Hall. Really? California’s 482 cities are required to report employee wages and benefits to the California State Controller each year. Can you guess which four cities did not disclose that information for 2019? As of today, September 26, 2020, those four cities […]

Free Zoom Event! Election 2020: Death and Taxes

Free Zoom Event! Election 2020: Death and Taxes

  Investigate, Advocate, and Inform Citizens on Critical Issues Facing Ventura County Click here to get your ticket About the speakers: Dan Walters has been a journalist for nearly 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers, and has written column for the Sacramento Union and the Sacramento Bee and […]

Death of Prop 13 | Union Backed Prop. 15 Will Destroy Small Businesses

Death of Prop 13 | Union Backed Prop. 15 Will Destroy Small Businesses

    By Edward Ring California’s state and local governments, and the public sector unions that exercise nearly absolute control over the politicians who supposedly oversee them, have always had an insatiable desire for higher taxes. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has added even more urgency to their insatiable quest for more money from […]

Hundreds Attend “No On 16” Car Rally in Irvine | Split Property Tax Roles – The Death of Prop 13

Hundreds Attend “No On 16” Car Rally in Irvine | Split Property Tax Roles – The Death of Prop 13

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – IRVINE – In Irvine, Asian Industry B2B (AIB2B) and Californians For Equal Rights (CFER), the official 2020 NO on Prop 16 group, threw a rally that drew in hundreds of attendees and over 300 cars. Vehicles gathered in unity to denounce affirmative action, which will be on the November ballot. Prop 16 seeks to modify the […]

The Wealth Tax Steals Money and Time

The Wealth Tax Steals Money and Time

    By Edward Ring Can you imagine having to do an inventory and net worth calculation every year? Let alone potentially being audited and having to prove that values were not intentionally understated? It’s not only financial robbery, it’s time theft! – Senator John Moorlach, Moorlach Update, August 14, 2020 What Senator Moorlach is referring to […]

Taxes Getting Back to Normal (Or Not?)

Taxes Getting Back to Normal (Or Not?)

By John Wurts It seems strange for tax season to end in summer instead of spring, but this year July 15 is the new April 15. The folks who usually wait until April are now waiting until July. The IRS has waived all penalty for late filing as long as you file and pay by […]

As America Divides, Florida and Texas Head One Way, California and New York Go the Opposite Direction

As America Divides, Florida and Texas Head One Way, California and New York Go the Opposite Direction

BY MARK TAPSCOTT News Analysis In her long and futile search for why she lost the 2016 election, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did manage to find some solace in the areas she carried against President Donald Trump. “So, I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” Clinton told an audience during a 2018 […]

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