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California Is Looking To Tax Drinking Water

California Is Looking To Tax Drinking Water

Timothy Snowball | Pacific Legal Foundation   California is known for a lot of things: Ronald Reagan, Hollywood, beaches, hippies, student protests — and some of the most relentlessly progressive politicians in the entire country. Simply put, the government of California is out of control. In total, the state added 1,016new laws to the books in 2019, […]

Despite record surplus, Gov. Newsom wants new water, phone taxes

Despite record surplus, Gov. Newsom wants new water, phone taxes

By  Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com Gov. Gavin Newsom’s has called for a first-ever water tax and an added fee on phone bills at a time when the state is enjoying what recently departed state Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor called “extraordinary” budget health. Newsom said last week that experts now forecast a $21.5 billion budget windfall in 2019-20. Until recent years, the […]

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

The California Legislature is about to pass a new tax on drinking water, Senate Bill 845. This measure has already passed in the state Senate and could move quickly to the floor of the state Assembly. Although tax increases require a two-thirds vote, this legislation would pass with a simple majority of 50 percent plus […]

‘Water Tax’ Debate Continues After California Budget Passage

‘Water Tax’ Debate Continues After California Budget Passage

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views When the budget was approved, you would think the issue of a tax on water was dead.  As we know that just meant the tax was to be put in a bill in the dead of night on the last day of session—so no one will […]