Category Archives: Taxes

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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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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Josh Newman votes for another tax

According to an Associated Press report this morning: The California state Senate approved a new fee Thursday on some real estate transaction documents to generate hundreds of millions of dollars for affordable housing. The legislation would impose a $75 fee … Continue reading

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An update on the campaign to recall Sen. Josh Newman

This afternoon, KFI Radio talk show hosts John and Ken began their show with what has become a weekly tradition on Fridays — an update on the status of the signature-gathering effort to recall state Senator Josh Newman. San Diego … Continue reading

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Gutting California’s state tax board is bad news for taxpayers

By Steven Greenhut | When I first learned about the existence of something called the California Board of Equalization, it sounded like something that might have existed in the novel, “Animal Farm.” All animals are equal, but some are more … Continue reading

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Newman recall update

Yesterday afternoon, KFI talk show hosts John and Ken provided what has become a traditional weekly Friday update on the status of the signature-gathering effort to recall state Senator Josh Newman. They interviewed San Diego talk show host Carl DeMaio, … Continue reading

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SB 231 now scheduled for a vote in the Assembly on Monday

This is an update on yesterday’s post on Senate Bill 231 which would circumvent Prop 218 protections and make it easier to raise your property taxes to pay for storm water runoff. It has now been scheduled for a vote … 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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The Newman Recall has collected more than half the signatures needed

An email update just arrived from Carl DeMaio: Despite the terrible bullying and harassment our campaign workers have been subjected to by Gov. Jerry Brown’s team, I’m thrilled to report that after only three weeks we have collected more than … Continue reading

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UPDATE on Newman Recall: Signature gatherers being harassed

Yesterday on KFI Radio, talk show hosts John and Ken got an update on the progress of the recall campaign from Carl DeMaio — the talk show host on KOGO Radio who is spearheading the effort. It’s about 10 minutes: … Continue reading

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