Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Your immediate help is required on the cap and trade extension bill AB 398

EDITOR’S NOTE: This urgent message was just received from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association: Even though they just approved $5 billion a year in new gas taxes, Sacramento is now preparing to rubber stamp an even bigger gas tax increase … Continue reading

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Creating hardships while attempting to alleviate others

By Jon Coupal and Kammi Foote | Last week, the California Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 2 which would impose a new $75 tax on real estate documents filed with each county’s clerk recorder. If the bill becomes law, … Continue reading

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Increasing transparency for local bond measures

By Jon Coupal and Matt Dababneh | Picture yourself on Election Day at your local polling place and looking over a lengthy ballot. Or, try to recall when you were at home reviewing your mail-in ballot. In choosing your elected … Continue reading

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FACT joins coalition to fight SB 231

The Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers (FACT) has joined a coalition to oppose Senate Bill 231 — legislation which would circumvent Prop. 218 and make it easier to raise your property taxes to pay for storm water runoff. On April … Continue reading

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What taxpayers should know about the California budget

By Jon Coupal | California voters are pretty good at figuring out what is going in the state capital when it hits them directly. For example, recent polling shows that citizen awareness of the $5.2 billion annual gas and car … Continue reading

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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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