Category Archives: Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom’s threat to localities is extortion by any other name

By Jon Coupal | Shortly after his inauguration, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he would withhold funds designated for transportation from local governments that didn’t comply with his vision for affordable housing. His move could be characterized as either the … Continue reading

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HJTA president Jon Coupal talks taxes on KABC radio

Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, talked taxes last week with Dr. Drew Pinsky and Leeann Tweeden on KABC radio. To listen to the interview, click here for Part 1 (mp3 – 6 mins) and here for … Continue reading

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What else is new? Newsom’s budget calls for more spending, higher taxes

By Jon Coupal | To the surprise of absolutely no one, California’s new governor has proposed a state budget with billions in increased spending and lots of tax hikes. And, as an added bonus, he is proposing new mandates on … Continue reading

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HJTA releases statement on Gov. Newsom’s state budget

Following the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-2020 state budget today, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association president Jon Coupal issued the following statement: “It is troubling that Governor Newsom has proposed a budget with lots more spending coupled with higher … Continue reading

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