Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Once again, California Prop. 13 is ‘on the table’

By Jon Coupal | In the contest to see who will be California’s next governor, political pollsters haven’t given Republican John Cox much of a chance of prevailing over former San Francisco mayor and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. After … Continue reading

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Proposition 6 is a grassroots initiative

By Jon Coupal | Proposition 6 is an initiative measure appearing on the ballot less than one month from now that would repeal the tax hike on gasoline and cars imposed by Sacramento politicians last year without a vote of … Continue reading

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HJTA launches radio ad campaign for Yes on Prop. 6

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the most influential taxpayer advocacy group in California, launched a statewide radio ad campaign today in support of Proposition 6, the repeal of the gas and car tax increase. “This unfair tax is making it … Continue reading

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Proposition 10 just throws gasoline on the housing crisis fire

By Jon Coupal | This November, Californians will see several taxpayer threats on the ballot, not the least of which is Proposition 10, titled “Local Rent Control Initiative.” This measure would open the floodgates to big government bureaucracies, burdensome regulations … Continue reading

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California’s cost of living is hurting the middle class – Prop 6 will help

By Jon Coupal | Perhaps the most contentious issue on the November ballot is Proposition 6, which would repeal the massive increase in both California’s gas tax and the car tax. Proposition 6 was placed on the ballot by a … Continue reading

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California’s boondoggles threaten property owners and taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | One would hope that with the profound foolishness associated with California’s infamous High Speed Rail (HSR) project that our elected leadership would have learned a thing or two. But this is California. Because we do things … Continue reading

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Hard fought battles stop tax hikes in Legislature

By Jon Coupal | While on the campaign trail prior to the 1988 election, Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush uttered the now infamous words, “read my lips, no new taxes.” Of course, this was a pledge he broke, which … Continue reading

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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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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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