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Howard Jarvis HJTA — Lowers Boom on City of Ukiah for Deceiving Taxpayers

Howard Jarvis HJTA — Lowers Boom on City of Ukiah for Deceiving Taxpayers

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) has served suit (this week) on the City of Ukiah for using an illegal ballot scheme to persuade voters to approve a new sales tax.   The suit charges the city violated the state constitution when it placed on the ballot both measure Y, raising the sales tax, and […]

LAO Analyst’s report: $1.3 billion state building plan lacks oversight

LAO Analyst’s report: $1.3 billion state building plan lacks oversight

By Matt Fleming The $1.3 billion first phase of a project to build and modernize 11 state office buildings lacks adequate accountability and oversight and is behind schedule, according to a report.  The report, released by the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office on Wednesday, identified three areas of concern. First, LAO writes the administration’s strategy “lacks basic information necessary to […]

Does the Secure Choice state-run retirement plan guarantee against taxpayer bailouts?

Does the Secure Choice state-run retirement plan guarantee against taxpayer bailouts?

Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association — Ballot Recommendations

Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association — Ballot Recommendations

The following are the only official recommendations made by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Political Action Committee. (Please note that HJTA and HJTA-PAC do not provide recommendations on all initiative measures or in all candidate elections.) nurse arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>November 8, 2016 BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TAXPAYERS The Howard […]

Ballot Recommendations with the Taxpayer in mind — Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Ballot Recommendations with the Taxpayer in mind — Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association takes positions on issues of direct concern to taxpayers.  We also may take positions on ballot measures that will impact the economy.    Because initiatives (measures placed on the ballot through signature gathering) have, by law, been moved to the November ballot, HJTA will list most recommendations this fall. The one […]

Teacher Union Pension Flim-flam

Teacher Union Pension Flim-flam

By Larry Sand The public employee pension problem isn’t new, but a teacher union leader’s defense of it has sunk to new depths. According to the Federal Reserve, public employee pensions in aggregate nationally are in serious trouble. Currently totaling $5.8 trillion, they are underfunded by $1.7 trillion. While all these pensions are draining public resources, […]

Neglected in Budget Discussion is How We Spend, Not Just How Much

Neglected in Budget Discussion is How We Spend, Not Just How Much

. Gov. Brown’s opening general fund budget gambit of $122.6 billion – total spending including bond and special funds is $170.7 billion – sets a new record for state government spending. That the big increases are coming from the man many regard as one of the more sane of Sacramento’s top politicians does not bode […]

How Project Labor Agreements Elevate Costs to Taxpayers

How Project Labor Agreements Elevate Costs to Taxpayers

When considering the labor movement in the United States, there is a huge distinction between government unions and private sector unions. Government unions elect their own bosses, they operate within agencies that collect taxes instead of having to make a profit by enticing consumers to buy their products, and they operate the machinery of government […]

Planned Parenthood: If You Have to Ask Why, the Answer is Usually “Money”

Planned Parenthood: If You Have to Ask Why, the Answer is Usually “Money”

    By Thomas L. Knapp Planned Parenthood pops up regularly on the political radar as “pro-choice” and “pro-life” activists wage their decades-long battle over abortion. The latest controversy is over a series of videos released by a “pro-life” organization, purporting to show that Planned Parenthood is in the business of selling what pro-choicers call […]

Bill gives illegal immigrants access to Medi-Cal

Bill gives illegal immigrants access to Medi-Cal

. California Democrats have ramped up their push to extend health benefits to in-staters who immigrated unlawfully. High-stakes legislation Sacramento Democrats have advanced a piece of legislation, authored by State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, that would grant access to Affordable Care Act benefits to unlawful immigrants. SB4, which would open up Medi-Cal enrollment, cleared the Assembly Health Committee on a party line vote, drawing a few […]

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