Category Archives: Jon Coupal

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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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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The John and Ken Show provides another update on the Newman recall

Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association was on the John and Ken Show again this afternoon to provide another update on the Legislature’s latest attempt to block the recall of Sen. Josh Newman with the passage yesterday of … Continue reading

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Taxpayers pay for lobbying in Sacramento

By Jon Coupal | The latest lobbying reports are out in Sacramento, showing how much special interests are spending to influence lawmakers. After reading the reports, you can’t blame taxpayers for feeling like the man who has been unjustly condemned … Continue reading

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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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