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Good news, bad news about California

By Jon Coupal | A son once told his father that he had both good news and bad news and asked his dad which he would like first. The father said, “Give me the good news first.” So the son … Continue reading

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Hidden agenda in masquerading big bond measure

By Jon Coupal | In a bit of irony, this March there will be a Proposition 13 on the California statewide ballot. But unlike the landmark taxpayer protection of 1978, the Prop. 13 of 2020 will put taxpayers on the … Continue reading

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Legislative report card promotes truth to protect taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | In football, defensive coaches tell their players that the best way to avoid missing a tackle is to keep their eye on the ball carrier’s belly button. The runner may duck, weave, or spin but the … Continue reading

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

City Hall Closure Dates andObserved 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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Why raise property taxes when revenues are way up?

By Jon Coupal | During this past summer there were dozens of media stories about big increases in property tax revenues. Orange County was typical. The taxable value of real estate went up $33 billion to over $600 billion. Assessments … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today in honor of Veterans Day

City Hall Closure Dates andObserved 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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Reflections on Veterans Day

By Carl M. Cannon | It’s Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The First World War ended on this date when a cease-fire was forged between the Allies and Germany, taking effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the … Continue reading

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California’s Berlin Wall

By David Crane | To understand California’s publicly-funded school system, it helps to understand federally-funded health insurance. Both Medicare and the Veterans Administration are government-funded insurers but the VA is also a government-operated health care provider. While Medicare enrollees may freely choose among health care providers, VA enrollees … Continue reading

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The dirty tricks to increase your taxes

By Jon Coupal | Perhaps California’s political structure hasn’t quite devolved into the kind of despotic regime like we see in North Korea or Venezuela, but that doesn’t mean we’re not headed in that direction. As reported last week in … Continue reading

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Split roll can’t fix what ails California

By Jon Coupal | After several fits and starts, the battle over the defense of Proposition 13 began in earnest last week as progressive interest groups began gathering signatures for their new and hardly improved ballot measure to impose a … Continue reading

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