Category Archives: Taxes

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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An update on the gas tax repeal and the Josh Newman recall

There was another update Friday on the John and Ken talk show on KFI Radio:  

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Observations on the impact of Trump’s tax plan on California taxpayers

Yesterday Jon Coupal discussed the Trump tax plan on the John and Ken Show on KFI:

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An update on the two ballot initiatives to repeal the gas tax

By Joel Fox | A Sacramento judge’s re-writing of the gas tax initiative title and summary will have implications on a title and summary for a second initiative on the same subject–and then the battle begins whether one or both … Continue reading

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Will taxpayers trust the GOP again?

By Jon Coupal | The California GOP is rapidly approaching the edge of a black hole from which there is no escape. But rather than reverse course by appealing to the needs and aspirations of average Californians, the response by … Continue reading

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Last week Josh Newman cast key votes for billions in new taxes and debt

Yesterday the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sent the following email message to subscribers: It’s always bad when politicians hit us with new taxes and add to our ballooning debt with new spending we can’t afford. But it adds insult to … Continue reading

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Initiative titles and summaries must be fair and objective

By Jon Coupal and Kevin Kiley | The attorney general of California has the responsibility of preparing the “title and summary” for ballot measures to be submitted to the voters. Pursuant to that authority, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued … Continue reading

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Recent Supreme Court ruling a topic on KABC Radio

Last Wednesday, Jon Coupal was a guest on Doug McIntyre’s morning show on KABC Radio. The discussion was about the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling that would change the rules for local tax-raising initiatives. To listen to the audio clip, … Continue reading

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This Supreme Court ruling imperils every California taxpayer

By Jon Coupal | Earlier this week the California Supreme Court issued a stunning decision which imperils every California taxpayer. At issue is whether taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process have to comply with taxpayer protections … Continue reading

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