Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Newman recall effort stymied by the Legislature

By Jon Coupal | Members of the California Legislature apparently believe they have the power to change outcomes they don’t like. This is like awarding the NBA Championship to Cleveland by retroactively mandating that all of Golden State’s three point … Continue reading

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If you need a petition for the Newman recall

There has been a number of requests for recall petitions, so it seemed like a good idea to post information on how to get them. The easiest and fastest way is to go to the website FireJoshNewman.com. You can download … Continue reading

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Democrats push new election rules to help protect Josh Newman

Just when you think you’ve seen everything in California politics, along comes something new and astounding. According to a news story by reporter Jim Miller in the Sacramento Bee posted this afternoon: Democrats are pushing a late-blooming bill to significantly … Continue reading

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The relentless battle for legislative transparency

By Jon Coupal | For decades, it has been nearly impossible for ordinary citizens to pierce the veil of legislative secrecy in our state capital. Of course, California is not unique — legislative bodies have sought to conceal their activity … Continue reading

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Senate Dems kill measure to reaffirm commitment to Prop. 13

Today, Democrats on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee blocked Senate Resolution 39 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), a measure that would have recognized the historic passage of Proposition 13 and its role in keeping property taxes low for homeowners. The … Continue reading

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New website launched to help recall Sen. Josh Newman

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has launched a new website — FireJoshNewman.com — dedicated to recalling tax-raising state Senator Josh Newman, who voted for new gas and car taxes on California motorists that will amount to $5.2 billion annually. The … Continue reading

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The California caste system

By Jon Coupal | After the Legislature imposed billions of dollars in new car and gas taxes on Californians last month, a friend emailed me to register his disappointment and disgust: “It’s like we live in an apartheid society where … Continue reading

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Legislature is already planning to divert increased gas tax revenue

By Jon Coupal and Vince Fong | Before the ink on the governor’s signature has dried on the largest gas tax increase in California history, Sacramento Democrats are fully intending to break their promise to dedicate the new revenue to … Continue reading

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If taxpayers are ‘cheap’ it’s because they aren’t stupid

By Jon Coupal | California’s already overburdened taxpayers are, once again, being blamed for being the problem, now that Gov. Jerry Brown has labeled those who object to his new $5.2 billion gas and car tax as “freeloaders.” Taxpayers have … Continue reading

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Measuring the backlash against the gas tax increase

By Joel Fox | How hot is the anger over the gas tax increase? It may be a bit early to measure in full the backlash on the gas tax increase since the tax won’t be collected until November. Even … Continue reading

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