Author Archives: Editor

OCTax recognizes HJTA with its highest award

At a dinner on September 21, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association was awarded the 2017 Royalty Award by the Orange County Taxpayers Association for its legacy of commitment to the taxpayers of California — from the landmark victory of Proposition … Continue reading

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Pension costs are ‘crowding out’ spending on parks, schools and social services, says report by Prof. Joe Nation at Stanford

By Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee | California governments likely will make do with fewer teachers, parks employees and other public workers while they struggle to absorb fast-rising pension costs in the next few years, a former state lawmaker argues in … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, click here or download it here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or thereafter. … Continue reading

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California’s legislative Democrats answer to public employee unions

By John Moorlach | This past year, many California legislators had the answer of who dominates them: the public-employee unions. Bill after bill, these wealthy unions showed who runs those under the Capitol dome, showing the unions own the supermajority … Continue reading

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Will the Trump tax plan help California?

By Jon Coupal | As most people are now painfully aware, California’s progressive political majority has just hit middle-class taxpayers with billions of dollars in new taxes. As a direct result of these actions, the state will soon have the … Continue reading

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Observations on the impact of Trump’s tax plan on California taxpayers

Yesterday Jon Coupal discussed the Trump tax plan on the John and Ken Show on KFI:

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An update on the two ballot initiatives to repeal the gas tax

By Joel Fox | A Sacramento judge’s re-writing of the gas tax initiative title and summary will have implications on a title and summary for a second initiative on the same subject–and then the battle begins whether one or both … Continue reading

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Parking among chief complaints during mayor’s town-hall style meeting at CSUF

Mayor Bruce Whitaker’s “Talk Around Town” last night at Cal State Fullerton was covered by the Daily Titan. You can read the story by reporter Ethan Peschansky here.    

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Cities facing fiscal mess plead with CalPERS as pensions consume budgets

By Steven Greenhut | If you ask the union-controlled California Public Employees’ Retirement System about the state’s looming pension crisis, you’re likely to get this answer: What pension crisis? But the story was much different at CalPERS’ own Finance and … Continue reading

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