Category Archives: Cap-and-Trade

Republicans didn’t have to vote for cap and trade

By Jon Coupal | Last week eight Republicans in the California Legislature made the unfortunate decision to vote for an extension of cap and trade that will increase the cost of fuel by as much as 71 cents a gallon … Continue reading

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Legislature abandons state’s middle class

By Jon Coupal | California’s middle class, who pay the bulk of all taxes in California, are constantly under attack from Sacramento politicians. Already this year, the Legislature approved Senate Bill 1, to add 19 cents per gallon to the … Continue reading

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A discussion of the repercussions of cap and trade on taxpayers

KFI Radio talk show hosts John and Ken talked yesterday with guests Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and Jon Fleischman, publisher of the political daily news blog FlashReport. They discussed the Legislature’s passage Monday of the … Continue reading

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HJTA releases statement on the passage of cap and trade (AB 398)

The following statement was issued today by Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association: On behalf of working Californians and our citizen taxpayer members, HJTA is profoundly disappointed in the political “deal” which was struck yesterday to extend … Continue reading

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GOP legislators unlikely to pay price for cap-and-trade vote

EDITOR’S NOTE: AB 398 passed yesterday in both the Senate and the Assembly. Fullerton’s Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva voted NO, but our Senator Josh Newman voted YES — once again voting for more taxes. By Steven Greenhut | As the … Continue reading

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Is it a fee or tax? California’s cap-and-trade faces tough questions

By Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee | California’s marquee climate-change program faced tough scrutiny on Tuesday from a state appeals court judge who seemed skeptical that the $4.4 billion raised from the state’s cap-and-trade program complied with laws regulating taxes and … Continue reading

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