Category Archives: Taxes

In Sacramento, Democrats are run by the unions

By Jon Coupal | June 6 marks the 40th anniversary of voters’ overwhelming approval of Proposition 13, which has been protecting all California taxpayers ever since. Some people mistakenly think Prop. 13 protects only homeowners, because it cut the property … Continue reading

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‘Big Three’ items are eating state revenues

By David Crane | California’s General Fund tax revenues have grown nearly 50 percent since a tax increase in 2012. But funding for most services has grown at a fraction of that pace, e.g., funding for courts has grown only 12 percent. … Continue reading

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The SCAQMD wants to raise your sales tax

Editorial, The Orange County Register | In what appears to be the very definition of an out-of-control government agency, the staff of the South Coast Air Quality Management District has decided to pursue its own plan for raising the sales … Continue reading

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After billions in tax increases, Californians deserve a tax cut

By Jon Coupal and Vince Fong | For millions of Californians, the state has been rendered unaffordable because of foolish and counter-productive policies emanating from Sacramento. A shocking one-third of California renters spend at least half of their take-home pay … Continue reading

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Why do Californians pay more state and local taxes than Texans?

By John Woolfolk | California was the birthplace of the 1970s tax revolt, but its residents still pay more in state and local taxes than those in most other big urban states. And many are asking why as they assess … 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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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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Taxpayers shouldn’t tolerate gas tax extortion by transportation interests

By Jon Coupal | A coalition of government entities and special interests which thrive on transportation dollars recently sent a threat letter to Republican members of Congress because those members have the audacity to oppose the huge tax increase passed … Continue reading

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California’s on a tax binge, despite having one of the nation’s highest tax burdens

By Dan Walters, CALmatters | Last year, California voters approved a big boost in cigarette taxes, from 87 cents a pack to $2.87, and extended for 12 additional years the nation’s highest income-tax rates on the highest-income residents. This year, … Continue reading

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