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No city council meeting tonight

Due to the Labor Day holiday, tonight’s City Council meeting has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be on September 18. [NOTE: There will be a special closed session at 6:00 to deal with personnel matters.]

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Rent-seeking opponents of repealing the gas tax are getting desperate

By Jon Coupal | There’s an old saying in business: Build a better a mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. But not everyone builds their success on creating better products or providing better services. There … Continue reading

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The latest on Caltrans’ illegal campaigning against Prop 6

UPDATE: Yesterday, talk show hosts John and Ken began their broadcast with an update on the illegal campaigning against Prop. 6 that a Caltrans road crew was caught doing earlier this week. SPOILER ALERT: Caltrans denies everything.

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Push for drinking water tax dies in the Legislature — for now

UPDATE on Thursday’s call to action to stop a new tax on water, SB 845. According to a story in the Sacramento Bee by reporter Taryn Luna, the tax died in the Legislature yesterday. But it will be back. “I … Continue reading

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Stop Gov. Brown’s sleazy last-minute Delta tunnels bid

Hearing this morning would enable extending the state’s water contracts for 50 years without a single vote Editorial, San Jose Mercury News | In what would be the sleaziest maneuver of Jerry Brown’s tenure, a legislative committee suddenly has rescheduled a … Continue reading

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Criminal complaint filed against Caltrans for campaigning against Prop. 6

Yesterday, the Yes on Prop. 6 campaign filed a criminal complaint against Caltrans for using tax dollars to campaign against Prop. 6. The violation was caught on video. In an email message to supporters yesterday, Yes on Prop. 6 campaign … Continue reading

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Prop. 1 adds billions in debt but won’t make housing more affordable

By Marc Joffe | This fall, California voters are being asked to add another $16 billion to the mountain of state debt. The four bond measures on the November ballot are cleverly marketed and key into compelling priorities such as … Continue reading

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Fullerton police chief on paid leave pending investigation of off-duty incident at concert

From KABC-TV Channel 7: The chief of the Fullerton Police Department is on paid administrative leave following an off-duty incident involving EMTs. Irvine police said the incident involving Chief David Hendricks and another officer happened Saturday at the Five Point … Continue reading

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Call the state capitol now to stop the tax on our drinking water

This morning the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sent out the following email call to action to its members and subscribers: The California Legislature is about to pass a new tax on drinking water: Senate Bill 845. This measure has already … Continue reading

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Taxpayer danger lurks beneath California’s employment numbers

By Jon Coupal | On a superficial level, things look pretty good in California. Sure, we have big problems with wildfires and other periodic disasters, but the state’s finances have made a strong recovery since the depths of the recession. … Continue reading

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