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California’s budget process has devolved into a bad joke

By Jon Coupal | Let’s face it. California’s budget process has devolved into a bad joke. The record amount of spending coupled with massive expenditures for wasteful, pork-barrel projects is bad enough. But the more insidious problem is the lack … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda from the City’s website, please click here. The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or 7:30 . … Continue reading

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Healthcare tax for citizens, free healthcare for noncitizens

By Jon Coupal | If there was any question whatsoever as to whether California has gone completely off the rails, proposals in the new state budget should remove all doubt. Perhaps the most egregious of these involve changes in state … Continue reading

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Measure EE failure could be a turning of tax tide

By Jon Coupal | Against formidable odds, taxpayers scored a significant victory last week against big progressive interests. Measure EE, sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District, would have imposed a $500 million dollar annual property tax on all … Continue reading

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda from the City’s website, please click here. The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or 7:30 . … Continue reading

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Desperate times and desperate measures

By Jon Coupal | In politics, strange things happen in the week preceding an election. It is no different with Measure EE, the controversial property tax hike proposed by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Although predicting the outcome of … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today for another three-day weekend

City Hall Closure Dates and Observed Holidays 2019 January –1*, 11, 25 February – 8, 18*, 22 March – 8, 22 April – 5, 19 May – 3, 17, 27*, 31 June – 14, 28 July – 4*, 12, 26 August … Continue reading

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LAUSD’s impossible Measure EE ‘senior exemption’

By Jon Coupal | In its flailing effort to impose a $500 million dollar annual parcel tax on the property owners who live within its boundaries, the Los Angeles Unified School District has mailed out — at taxpayer expense, of … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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