Category Archives: Taxes

In transportation tax rush, did Sacramento break the law?

By Susan Shelley, Orange County Register | Did lawmakers break the law when they passed Senate Bill 1, the transportation tax increase? There’s a quaint provision in the California Constitution that reads, “A person who seeks to influence the vote … Continue reading

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Who pays the most and the least income tax in California?

By Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee | Tax deadline day is Tuesday and the following weeks and months again will make clear that, when it comes income taxes, certain parts of California generate an outsized amount of revenue. Taxpayers in Los … Continue reading

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More sleight of hand with gas tax hikes

By Jon Coupal | If Gov. Brown and members of the California Legislature think that the backlash against the car and gas tax increases will subside any time soon, they are mistaken. The controversy continues to dominate both traditional and … Continue reading

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Report reveals billions in government waste, fraud and abuse

Millions of Californians will file tax returns this Tax Day and many wonder whether the billions they send to their government actually goes to good use. Today, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association released the annual Follow the Money report documenting … Continue reading

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Fullerton legislators Quirk-Silva and Newman both vote for massive $52 billion tax increase

It didn’t take long for the public employee unions’ investments in the campaigns of Assembly Member Sharon Quirk Silva and state Senator Josh Newman to pay off bigtime. Both voted in lockstep with their fellow Democrats last night to pass … Continue reading

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Proposed massive road tax will really be a pension tax

By Steven Greenhut| Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators have caused a stir with their plan to increase taxes to pay for the state’s unquestionably decrepit infrastructure of roads and bridges. Instead of thinking of this as a new transportation … Continue reading

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HJTA launches radio ad blitz to block legislature’s gas tax hike

Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is launching a statewide radio campaign urging Californians to tell their representatives “heck no” to the proposed $5 billion a year gas and car tax increase.   The ad reminds listeners that much of the … Continue reading

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Transportation tax hikes are an insult to taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | It’s easy to spend money when it’s not your own. That’s the case with the proposed massive tax hikes on California drivers announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The $5.2 billion in taxes imposed annually are … Continue reading

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Governor Brown proposes gas tax hike to fix California roads

Governor Jerry Brown has proposed raising $52 billion to fix roads through an increase in gas taxes along with higher car registration fees and a $100 charge on emission-free vehicles. Here’s the news report that was broadcast last night on … Continue reading

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California’s property taxes are not as low as you think

Editorial, The Orange County Register |  Some like to claim that Proposition 13 has decimated local government revenue and made California a low property tax state, but this is hardly the case. While Proposition 13 has succeeded in preventing property … Continue reading

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