Category Archives: Jon Coupal

Will Jerry Brown move the Senate recall election to June?

By Taryn Luna | With their Democratic supermajority potentially in peril, California state legislators passed a law earlier this year that lengthened the timeline for the state to officially certify a recall election. Now their efforts may give Sen. Josh … Continue reading

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CalPERS exposes taxpayers to unnecessary risks

By Jon Coupal | Listing all the deficiencies of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) would be a daunting task. A long history of corruption involving so-called “placement fees,” dysfunctional governance, undue union influence and poor rates of return … Continue reading

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Don’t let California become Chicago

By Jon Coupal | Well, it happened again. Homeowners in Chicago now face yet another property tax increase to pay for the city’s mounting pension debt. Local taxpayers have already been slammed with nearly $1.1 billion in property tax increases, … Continue reading

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Listen to yesterday’s John and Ken Show on KFI Radio

Yesterday John and Ken kicked off the signature-gathering effort for the initiative to repeal the gas tax with a live broadcast from the Ayres Hotel in Orange. Here’s the entire four-hour show — which turns out to actually be only … Continue reading

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California taxpayers aren’t thankful for much, but there is hope in Republican tax reform

By Jon Coupal | In this season of Thanksgiving, please don’t blame battered taxpayers if they pause when asked for what are they grateful. Considering the punishment being dished out to working Californians and the middle class by the Legislature … Continue reading

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Nothing that comes from government is free

By Jon Coupal | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a Walt Disney classic from 1966 starring Dick Van Dyke as a quirky inventor who turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a magical flying machine. Along with his two young … Continue reading

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What the GOP tax bill will mean for Californians

Further analysis by Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, who was a guest yesterday on KFI Radio’s John and Ken Show:

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California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special

The topic Sunday on The Maddy Report was “California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special” with guests Liam Dillon of the Los Angeles Times; Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; Dan Walters with CalMatters; and John Myers … Continue reading

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What to believe about the Republican tax plan

By Jon Coupal | The release of the tax reform plan by the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives has caused the Washington spin machine to go into overdrive. For taxpayers there is much to like, including across-the-board tax … Continue reading

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Gas tax increase with novocain

By Jon Coupal and Jim Patterson| Have you ever had a tooth extracted without Novocain or some other pain killer? When facing something painful, it’s always helpful to apply a numbing agent and, when administered by competent medical personnel, anesthesia … Continue reading

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