Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

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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Court action puts focus on today’s FPPC recall election funding decision

By Joel Fox | The Fair Political Practices Commission decision today about whether elected officials can exceed limits to help in a recall campaign became more urgent for Sen. Josh Newman when a Court of Appeal froze the new law … Continue reading

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​Court orders secretary of state to justify bill manipulating recall election rules​

A controversial law aimed at delaying the recall election of Democratic state Sen. Josh Newman has been put on hold. Late today, the Court of Appeal issued an “Alternative Writ of Mandate” stating, in pertinent part, “Pending receipt of opposition … Continue reading

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Want to improve housing affordability? Increase the homeowners exemption

By Jon Coupal and Phillip Chen |  California is in a housing crisis. The cost of housing — both for purchase and rental housing — is too expensive. Ineffective public housing policies and anti-growth policies that impede even reasonable development … Continue reading

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More skulduggery by Democrats to protect Josh Newman

Media exposes collusion between lawyer for Democrats and an FPPC board member. In just the latest in a series of questionable maneuvers to protect Senator Josh Newman, the target of a recall by his constituents, it was revealed in a … Continue reading

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