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For What Are Taxpayers Thankful in 2015?

For What Are Taxpayers Thankful in 2015?

Do Oxnard residents want to get our trees trimmed, sidewalks fixed, water basin fences repaired, OR pay for more consultant reports?

Do Oxnard residents want to get our trees trimmed, sidewalks fixed,  water basin fences repaired, OR pay for more consultant reports?

By Phil Molina   Mr. Mayor, Council Persons and City Manager Nyhoff:   ​Almost 50% of Oxnard residents pay extra taxes to have our trees trimmed, sidewalks fixed, water-basin fences maintained, parks maintained, and mail boxes repaired. ​ OK, last Tuesday we heard from the consultants, NBS, concerning these issues, so ​ what further is required from the consultants? Where […]

Statewide Pension Reform Initiative Filed

Statewide Pension Reform Initiative Filed

A bipartisan group of current and former local elected officials, led by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (D) and former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R), have filed a statewide ballot initiative to reform compensation and pension benefits of state and local government employees. The initiative provides a checkon state and local politicians […]

Unaffordable California – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Unaffordable California – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Here’s a documented comparison of California taxes and economic climate with the rest of the states. The news is bad, and getting worse. But it doesn’t have to be this way! The state and local government policies that created an unaffordable California can be reversed. PERSONAL INCOME TAX:  Prior to Prop 30 passing in Nov. […]

Your Vote, Your Power, Your Future

Your Vote, Your Power, Your Future

The clock is ticking: 8 weeks until Election Day June 3. Millions of Californians believe our state and country are moving seriously in the wrong direction. Howard Jarvis used to say if we are being badly served by politicians it is our fault. We voted them in and we can vote them out, he would […]

California’s Gas Tax Nightmare

California’s Gas Tax Nightmare

  . . . By George Runner California taxpayers don’t have to fall sleep to have a nightmare. They experience one each and every day when they encounter a costly, confusing and constantly-changing tax system. Unfortunately, most efforts to change this system only make matters worse. Take the gas tax, for instance. California consumers currently […]

Gone to Texas–why businesses are leaving California

Gone to Texas–why businesses are leaving California

By Jon Coupal Texas Governor Rick Perry is returning to California, and to left-leaning politicians in Sacramento he is about as welcome as Godzilla in Tokyo. The cause of this consternation is Perry’s pro-business record which exposes all the weaknesses of the California approach to governing. While Texas focuses on job creation, California lawmakers give […]

In With the ‘In’ Crowd

In With the ‘In’ Crowd

By Jon Coupal It’s good to be in with the “in” crowd, especially when the “in” crowd is made up of Sacramento politicians capable of doling out millions of dollars in tax credits. Those currently in with the “in” crowd include any industry or company that can somehow attach “green” to their credentials. This helps […]