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The gas tax bait-and-switch

By Jon Coupal | Cassandra of Greek mythology was blessed with the gift of prophecy and doomed by the curse that no one would ever believe her. Conservatives in California know just how she felt. California’s modern day Cassandras have … 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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Assembly Bill 133 can help keep seniors in their homes

By Jon Coupal and Sharon Quirk-Silva | Prior to the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, it was not uncommon for seniors on fixed incomes who had already paid off their mortgages to nonetheless lose their homes because they couldn’t … Continue reading

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A glimmer of hope for California taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | California’s 2019 legislative session recently came to a merciful end. Despite the fact that the Legislature passed dozens of bills assaulting basic economic rights, it could have been far worse for taxpayers. Indeed, in remarkably good … 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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Assembly Bill 1451 is an attack on direct democracy

By Jon Coupal and Martin Wilson | The tools of direct democracy — initiative, referendum and recall — are a powerful check against intransigent or corrupt politicians. These powers are enshrined in the California Constitution for reasons that are just … Continue reading

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California’s contractor law AB 5 manages to be bad for workers, customers and companies

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva votes to kill the gig economy By Adrian Moore and Teri Moore, Orange County Register | California is often viewed as the nation’s leading state. Unfortunately, its latest piece of landmark legislation risks lassoing the flourishing gig … Continue reading

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A big win for California taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | In a victory for taxpayers, the Fresno Superior Court decided in favor of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association on Thursday, ruling that special taxes proposed by a voter initiative are not exempt from the state constitution’s two-thirds … 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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Court ruling upholds ban on public funding of political campaigns

By Jon Coupal | It’s no secret that California, perhaps America’s most progressive state, is controlled by a political establishment openly hostile to the interests of taxpayers. Taxpayer victories over the state’s liberal power structure are rare, but they do … Continue reading

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