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Where does Gov. Gavin Newsom stand on split roll?

By Jon Coupal | Former Gov. Jerry Brown often said that he subscribed to the “canoe theory of politics” — paddle a little to the left, a little to the right and then glide down the middle. He deployed that … Continue reading

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AG Becerra can’t be trusted when naming props

By Jon Coupal | Last week, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a lawsuit against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his abject failure to produce impartial ballot material related to Proposition 15, the “split roll” attack that seeks the … Continue reading

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HJTA files suit against Attorney General for ballot material deception

Wednesday the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a lawsuit against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his abject failure to produce impartial ballot material related to Proposition 15, the “split roll” attack that seeks the partial repeal of Proposition 13.  … Continue reading

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Roundup of wasted taxpayer money

By Jon Coupal | Anyone who’s ever managed a household knows that it’s not only how much money you make that matters. It’s also how much you spend. California’s budget is vastly more complicated, and less transparent, than family finances. … Continue reading

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Prop. 13 is working, reject Prop. 15

By Jon Coupal and Ernest J Dronenburg Jr | Come November, Proposition 13 faces its biggest political battle at the ballot box. It is instructive to ask whether that iconic tax affordability measure remains good tax policy for California. As … Continue reading

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Fullerton’s vampire sales tax measure

By George Jacobson | Like a vampire who keeps returning to his victim for more blood, the City of Fullerton is back again, this time asking voters to approve on Election Day this November 3rd a permanent one and a quarter … Continue reading

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Billions of reasons taxpayers must demand accountability

With COVID-19 precautions making government accountability more challenging, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation’s annual Follow the Money report shows taxpayers must remain vigilant against waste, fraud, and abuse. This year’s report, released today on July 15th to coincide with this … Continue reading

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When the state becomes the pusher

By Jon Coupal | We all know that there is an endless list of addictive substances that present a real danger to people. Alcohol, cocaine and heroin just to name a few. But a powerful addictive substance provided by our … Continue reading

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Proposition 19 is latest assault on taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | The assaults on California property owners and taxpayers never stop. And once again the California Legislature has advanced a massive tax increase at the last possible moment when they thought no one was paying attention. Assembly … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s first draft of the Declaration included a paragraph on slavery that Congress edited out

Clay S. Jenkinson is the creator of this podcast — a nationally syndicated public radio program, The Thomas Jefferson Hour, heard on many NPR stations. Independence Day was one of only two holidays that Jefferson celebrated. Joining Clay on this … Continue reading

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