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Why are local tax dollars being used to prop up one liberal newspaper?

Why are local tax dollars being used to prop up one liberal newspaper?

By Jim Clark While reading the free acorn newspaper that arrived on my driveway a couple weeks ago, I was struck by two things: 1) It contained fewer pages than normal, and 2) there were a lot of new full-page ads that I hadn’t seen before. Full-page ads are very expensive, and most of them […]

Californians reject new taxes and borrowing

Californians reject new taxes and borrowing

    By Edward Ring The preliminary election returns reported on March 4th indicate that California’s voters delivered a stunning rejection of new taxes and borrowing. It’s about time. At the state level, Prop.13 which would have authorized $15 billion in general obligation bonds for schools and colleges, required a simple majority for approval. But as […]

“Tax Holidays,” How About Real Tax Cuts?

“Tax Holidays,” How About Real Tax Cuts?

  By Thomas L. Knapp Writing at the Florida Politics blog, A.G. Gancarski reports on three sales tax “holiday” bills working their way through the state’s legislature. Two of the bills would lengthen existing holidays on school supplies and storm preparedness products. The third would expand the holiday habit to hunting and fishing items. According […]

POLITICS | Taxpayer Alert: Help defeat “Proposition 13” on the March ballot

POLITICS | Taxpayer Alert: Help defeat “Proposition 13” on the March ballot

HJTA has received a flood of calls and emails asking about the “Proposition 13” on the March ballot and what we are doing to defeat it. Here’s an update, and how you can help in this critical effort. First, we’d like to reassure you that the “Proposition 13” on the March ballot will not change […]

Prop. 13 Tax Protections in Danger! Hear Howard Jarvis’ Jon Coupal

Prop. 13 Tax Protections in Danger! Hear Howard Jarvis’ Jon Coupal

  About the speaker: . Jon Coupal is the President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA). HJTA, with offices in both Los Angeles and Sacramento, is the largest taxpayers association in California with a membership of over 200,000. Founded by the late Howard Jarvis, the author of Proposition 13, HJTA’s name is synonymous with […]

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

The “Proposition 13” on the March 3, 2020, ballot is a $15 billion school construction bond, but it would cost taxpayers far more than $15 billion. That’s why the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is opposed to this Proposition 13. This measure would increase the state’s debt and interest costs, raise the caps on local school district borrowing […]

Commentary | Taxing Californians’ patience – Killing Prop 13

Commentary | Taxing Californians’ patience – Killing Prop 13

. . . By Larry Sand . There is yet another potential tax grab coming to California in the form of a school bond, which will be on the March 3rd ballot. The ironically named Prop. 13, a “School and College Facilities Bond,” would authorize $15 billion in general obligation bonds for school and college facilities. The […]

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, […]