Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Why the Newman recall is justified

By Jon Coupal | State Sen. Josh Newman, who has been in office less than six months, is the target of a credible and well organized recall election. The recall effort was instigated by reform and taxpayer interests over the … Continue reading

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Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association forms committee to back Newman recall campaign

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has announced that it is backing the effort to recall tax-raising state Senator Josh Newman. “HJTA has several thousand members in the district represented by Newman and they are angry,” said HJTA president Jon Coupal. … Continue reading

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More sleight of hand with gas tax hikes

By Jon Coupal | If Gov. Brown and members of the California Legislature think that the backlash against the car and gas tax increases will subside any time soon, they are mistaken. The controversy continues to dominate both traditional and … Continue reading

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Senate hearings reveal the weak case for high-speed rail

By Marc Joffe | I testified for the first time before a state legislative committee on Tuesday. My main takeaways: The argument in favor of High-Speed Rail is catastrophically weak, and parking near the State Capitol is awful. My testimony … Continue reading

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Report reveals billions in government waste, fraud and abuse

Millions of Californians will file tax returns this Tax Day and many wonder whether the billions they send to their government actually goes to good use. Today, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association released the annual Follow the Money report documenting … Continue reading

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HJTA launches radio ad blitz to block legislature’s gas tax hike

Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is launching a statewide radio campaign urging Californians to tell their representatives “heck no” to the proposed $5 billion a year gas and car tax increase.   The ad reminds listeners that much of the … Continue reading

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Transportation tax hikes are an insult to taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | It’s easy to spend money when it’s not your own. That’s the case with the proposed massive tax hikes on California drivers announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The $5.2 billion in taxes imposed annually are … Continue reading

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Governor Brown proposes gas tax hike to fix California roads

Governor Jerry Brown has proposed raising $52 billion to fix roads through an increase in gas taxes along with higher car registration fees and a $100 charge on emission-free vehicles. Here’s the news report that was broadcast last night on … Continue reading

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‘Static cling’ in Sacramento

By Jon Coupal | What is it with progressive politicians who believe that taxpayers won’t change their behavior because of tax policy? One would think that repeatedly seeing pie-in-the-sky revenue projections from big tax hikes that fall way short of … Continue reading

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Proposition 13 is the original victim of ‘fake news’

By Jon Coupal | As Proposition 13 approaches its 39th birthday, it is still subject to the same dishonest attacks in the media that were used against it when it was on the ballot in 1978. Proposition 13 was one … Continue reading

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