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The latest on the Josh Newman recall

Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, joined talk show hosts John and Ken yesterday on their radio show on KFI (9 minutes) . . .

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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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Another shady move by Sacramento Democrats to protect Josh Newman

By Jon Coupal | Last week, the ostensibly nonpartisan California Fair Political Practices Commission agreed to remove a long-standing campaign contribution limit so that Democrats could better fight an upcoming recall election against one of their own. And you thought … Continue reading

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Republicans didn’t have to vote for cap and trade

By Jon Coupal | Last week eight Republicans in the California Legislature made the unfortunate decision to vote for an extension of cap and trade that will increase the cost of fuel by as much as 71 cents a gallon … Continue reading

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Legislature abandons state’s middle class

By Jon Coupal | California’s middle class, who pay the bulk of all taxes in California, are constantly under attack from Sacramento politicians. Already this year, the Legislature approved Senate Bill 1, to add 19 cents per gallon to the … Continue reading

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HJTA files lawsuit over Legislature’s unconstitutional attempt to shield Sen. Josh Newman from recall

Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a lawsuit to stop the Legislature’s unconstitutional efforts to undermine the voter-led recall of state Senator Josh Newman. “The Legislature has pulled out all the stops to silence the voice of taxpayers and … Continue reading

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A discussion of the repercussions of cap and trade on taxpayers

KFI Radio talk show hosts John and Ken talked yesterday with guests Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and Jon Fleischman, publisher of the political daily news blog FlashReport. They discussed the Legislature’s passage Monday of the … Continue reading

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HJTA releases statement on the passage of cap and trade (AB 398)

The following statement was issued today by Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association: On behalf of working Californians and our citizen taxpayer members, HJTA is profoundly disappointed in the political “deal” which was struck yesterday to extend … Continue reading

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