Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

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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Will taxpayers trust the GOP again?

By Jon Coupal | The California GOP is rapidly approaching the edge of a black hole from which there is no escape. But rather than reverse course by appealing to the needs and aspirations of average Californians, the response by … Continue reading

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Last week Josh Newman cast key votes for billions in new taxes and debt

Yesterday the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sent the following email message to subscribers: It’s always bad when politicians hit us with new taxes and add to our ballooning debt with new spending we can’t afford. But it adds insult to … Continue reading

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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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