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Debt Addicts Spend Big Opposing Prop. 53

Debt Addicts Spend Big Opposing Prop. 53

By Jon Coupal The usual suspects are digging deep into their pockets to make sure that California’s borrowing binge remains unchecked. Contractors, unions and bond houses that benefit from state debt are contributing millions to defeat Proposition 53, the Stop Blank Checks initiative. This straightforward proposal simply requires voter approval of state issued construction bonds […]

A Word from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association on the Ballot Props

A Word from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association on the Ballot Props

DON’T LET TAX RAISERS OUTVOTE US After careful study of the 17 ballot measures, HJTA has concluded there are five that are important to California Taxpayers.  Three measures would increase taxes or debt, while two will increase taxpayer protections.   Please vote your interests by using the following ballot guide and pass these recommendations on […]

Local Governments Rigging Elections – Again

By Jon Coupal

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Introduces Measure to Taxpayers Access Info On Local Tax Measures

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Introduces Measure to Taxpayers Access Info On Local Tax Measures

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today (11) they will be working with lawmakers to introduce legislation to ensure that taxpayers have access to important information when considering local tax measures.  Specifically, any tax measure would be required to list the tax rate, duration, and estimated revenue that it is intended to generate.  This information […]

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes – Plus Your Property Tax Bill

Goblins and Gobs of Tax Hikes – Plus Your Property Tax Bill

As any reader of this column knows, voters will be confronted come election day with billions and billions of new tax hikes and bond measures (which, of course, result in their own tax hikes). But let’s not forget that there is another reason for taxpayer to experience a heightened sense of anxiety over the next […]

Prop 13 Report from Legislative Analyst Elicits Mixed Reactions

Prop 13 Report from Legislative Analyst Elicits Mixed Reactions

Proposition 13 Is Safe – For Another Few Weeks

Proposition 13 Is Safe – For Another Few Weeks

The Legislature is in adjournment, and with lawmakers at home campaigning for reelection, they are unable to engage in their favorite pastime of undermining Proposition 13 and its protections for California taxpayers. However, this time out is only a brief respite from the Sacramento politicians’ inexorable pursuit of taxpayers’ wallets, the ferocity of which matches […]

What Took So Long to Reinstate Program for Low Income Seniors

What Took So Long to Reinstate Program for Low Income Seniors

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High-speed rail continues to be an expensive, sick joke for California. Under the current plan, it is no longer “high-speed” and projected costs, which seem to change almost daily, appear to be doubling. In the latest news, the nascent California high-speed rail system is running $50 million over budget for a two mile stretch in […]

Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Chickens Coming Home to Roost