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Here’s Why Californians Pay Way More For Gasoline Than Everyone Else

Here’s Why Californians Pay Way More For Gasoline Than Everyone Else

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom believes oil companies are conspiring to keep gas prices high, but high fuel taxes and regulations are more likely to blame. Newsom’s critics are saying his demand for an investigation into oil company prices is a way to shift the blame away from the state’s high gas […]

Ten Things That Should Disappear

Ten Things That Should Disappear

  By Richard Colman There are too many rules, laws, and regulations. Here are 10 things that should disappear: (1) THE LOCAL GASOLINE SALES TAX.  On a gallon of gasoline, there is a federal tax and a state tax.  Local governments can add another tax, which means that the local tax is a tax on […]

The 2020 California Tax Grab

The 2020 California Tax Grab

By Larry Sand   Like a bad zombie movie where no one really dies, California’s “split roll property tax” is back. The last time it had a heartbeat was in 2015 via the so-called “Make it Fair” initiative, which was headed for the ballot in 2016. But due to some Democratic pushback, the proposition was pulled, […]

California residents fleeing to Nevada and Arizona as high taxes, home prices force them out

California residents fleeing to Nevada and Arizona as high taxes, home prices force them out

By Benjamin Brown | Fox News LAS VEGAS — After five years of living in sunny California, Billy Mitchell decided to leave the Golden State for the Nevada desert, where he could get more bang for his buck. “It’s ridiculous. The house I was living in, I was in Orange County in Fullerton, and it was maybe 1,300 […]

Santa Paula: Red Flags from Budget and Council Meetings

Santa Paula: Red Flags from Budget and Council Meetings

By Sheryl Hamlin June is a frantic month for governments with the end of the fiscal year approaching on June 30, 2019. Santa Paula held the second of its budget meetings on June 19, 2019 prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at 6:30 pm. Budget Takeaways Park and Rec Department Director Greg Barnes indicated […]

The Bankers’ “Power Revolution”: How the Government Got Shackled by Debt

The Bankers’ “Power Revolution”:  How the Government Got Shackled by Debt

    by Ellen Brown This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt […]

Could Too Many Taxes Turn This Blue State Red?

Could Too Many Taxes Turn This Blue State Red?

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Two Republicans, Assemblymen Mayes and Cunningham have just voted to raise taxes (they called it a fee) on batteries.  Their vote confuses folks who thought the GOP was the low tax Party.  Both also voted for cap and trade, raising your gas tax up to 72 […]

Santa Paula: To BID or Not To BID

Santa Paula: To BID or Not To BID

By Sheryl Hamlin On May 29, 2019 the Santa Paula City Council held a special meeting to discuss the formation of a Business Improvement District (BID) in Santa Paula. Mayor Garman and Council Member Juarez recused themselves due to property conflicts. A BID is simply an area, called a district, where an assessment is levied […]

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

ACTION ALERT: We need every HJTA member to oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, which attacks Proposition 13 by making it easier to raise taxes. ACA 1 cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week, and is now awaiting a Floor vote. Unlike previous committee votes, and per Proposition 13, passage on the Assembly floor requires a two-thirds vote.Communicating […]

Three T’s | Tea Party, Taxes, Trump

Three T’s | Tea Party, Taxes, Trump

by Deborah Baber Savalla Three days before the 2019 April 15th  IRS deadline for filing Federal Income taxes,  119,427,000 people had sent his/her returns to the IRS. Two days later on April 15th the Thousand Oaks Tea Party rallied at the local post office! Theirs was a reprise of the National Tea Party’s “call to […]

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