Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

California Legislature abandons middle class

By Jon Coupal | Does anyone honestly think that the California Legislature’s complete abandonment of the middle class is unrelated to the state’s highest-in-the-nation poverty rate? This past week presented a stark contrast in the Golden State. First, the controller … Continue reading

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Call Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva and urge her to vote No on SB 2

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has sent out a call-to-action email alert regarding Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) by State Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). SB 2 would add a new tax on every real estate instrument, paper, or notice … Continue reading

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Initiative titles and summaries must be fair and objective

By Jon Coupal and Kevin Kiley | The attorney general of California has the responsibility of preparing the “title and summary” for ballot measures to be submitted to the voters. Pursuant to that authority, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued … Continue reading

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Recent Supreme Court ruling a topic on KABC Radio

Last Wednesday, Jon Coupal was a guest on Doug McIntyre’s morning show on KABC Radio. The discussion was about the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling that would change the rules for local tax-raising initiatives. To listen to the audio clip, … Continue reading

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This Supreme Court ruling imperils every California taxpayer

By Jon Coupal | Earlier this week the California Supreme Court issued a stunning decision which imperils every California taxpayer. At issue is whether taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process have to comply with taxpayer protections … Continue reading

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Judge reinstates California’s ban on taxpayer-funded campaigns

By Nick Cahill | A California judge on Monday upheld a longstanding ban on public financing of local campaigns, invalidating reforms signed last September by Gov. Jerry Brown. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley ruled that the Legislature’s changes … Continue reading

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The latest on the Supreme Court’s ruling on taxes and the Legislature’s shenanigans to protect Josh Newman

Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, was back on KFI Radio on the John and Ken Show this afternoon to provide updates on two items — the California Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday regarding taxes, and the Legislature’s … Continue reading

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It’s back to court in the Josh Newman recall fight

As a story in the Sacramento Bee reports today, … last week’s Senate Bill 117 won’t be the last word in the increasingly bitter recall fight. Republicans accuse Capitol Democrats of a political power play to deny Newman’s constituents their … Continue reading

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Supreme Court ruling a blow to taxpayers

The California Supreme Court ruled today that taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process may not have to comply with taxpayer protections set forth in Proposition 13 and Proposition 218 — the Right to Vote on Taxes … Continue reading

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Raising property taxes to pay public employee pensions

By Jon Coupal | California’s iconic 1978 tax cutting measure, Proposition 13, was motivated by a desire to, first and foremost, limit out of control property taxes. To that end, the measure has been a remarkable success saving California property … Continue reading

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