Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special

The topic Sunday on The Maddy Report was “California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special” with guests Liam Dillon of the Los Angeles Times; Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; Dan Walters with CalMatters; and John Myers … Continue reading

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What to believe about the Republican tax plan

By Jon Coupal | The release of the tax reform plan by the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives has caused the Washington spin machine to go into overdrive. For taxpayers there is much to like, including across-the-board tax … Continue reading

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Gas tax increase with novocain

By Jon Coupal and Jim Patterson| Have you ever had a tooth extracted without Novocain or some other pain killer? When facing something painful, it’s always helpful to apply a numbing agent and, when administered by competent medical personnel, anesthesia … Continue reading

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HJTA backing gas tax appeal; voters to have final say

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today that it is backing a ballot measure that will repeal $5.2 billion in annual gas and car tax increases that take effect November 1st, and will require that future increases be approved by … Continue reading

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Legislative Report Card ignores the spin, exposes the truth

By Jon Coupal | In 2017, the California Legislature launched a sustained and withering assault on middle-class taxpayers. Its victories were numerous and significant: A $75 per document recording tax was approved, affecting up to 400 different transactions; a gas … Continue reading

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Trick or treat, your property tax bill is here

By Jon Coupal | Which is scarier showing up in your mailbox — Halloween movies from Netflix or your property tax bill? For homeowners, even “The Exorcist” can’t compare in terms of pure fright as the annual envelope from the … Continue reading

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Taxpayers shouldn’t tolerate gas tax extortion by transportation interests

By Jon Coupal | A coalition of government entities and special interests which thrive on transportation dollars recently sent a threat letter to Republican members of Congress because those members have the audacity to oppose the huge tax increase passed … Continue reading

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Take a scalpel to $345 million in California’s stem-cell research waste

By Jon Coupal and John Moorlach | Just as good scientists are drawn to conclusions by solid data, the decision whether to spend another $345 million by California’s state-run stem-cell research project should be based on an objective analysis as … Continue reading

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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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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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