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More than $20.4 billion a year in higher taxes and fees introduced by state lawmakers

The total could nearly double if a “spot bill” is amended to impose a tax on services California lawmakers have proposed more than $20.4 billion a year in higher taxes and fees so far during the current legislative session, the … Continue reading

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Are California’s schools really ‘starving’ for revenue?

By Jon Coupal | Whenever you see politicians and special interests throwing statistics around like the cafeteria food in “Animal House,” it’s a better-than-even bet that they’re distorting their respective claims about how we fund schools in California. Here are … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

To watch the nearly five-hour video (4:53), click here.

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Government compounds insult by cheating on tax collections

By Jon Coupal | It’s bad enough that California taxes its citizens more than almost all other states, but adding insult to injury, government entities often cheat on the way that they collect taxes. This happens in several ways. First, … Continue reading

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Pensions are being filled ahead of potholes

Pension costs make California agencies ‘do less with more,’ says Berkeley professor’s study Local government agencies in California are offering fewer services and reducing employees numbers because of rising pension costs. Median pension costs for local governments in California rose … Continue reading

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California’s surplus is how much?

By Jon Coupal | During a recent meeting with allied organizations concerned about California’s high taxes, the question on everyone’s mind was: why do our political adversaries continue to push for even more taxes given that the state has a … 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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Democrats get SLAPP’d for First Amendment violation

By Jon Coupal | Democrats pay lip service to the First Amendment and claim to encourage political engagement but, in reality, their desire is to silence all views but their own. Last week, a Court of Appeal made them pay … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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San Francisco trial court ruling a temporary setback for Prop. 13

By Jon Coupal | Recently, a San Francisco judge upheld the validity of a local special tax that failed to secure a two-thirds vote of the city electorate as required both by Proposition 13 (1978) and Proposition 218 (1996), also … Continue reading

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