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Are teachers underpaid?

Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute applies the same data and statistical methods that produce “the teacher pay gap” to other professions to determine whether or not teachers are underpaid.

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HJTA wins lawsuit to stop use of public funds for campaigns

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and retired state Senator and Judge Quentin L. Kopp prevailed Monday in a lawsuit to invalidate Senate Bill 1107, a 2016 California law that would have allowed political campaigns to be financed with taxpayer dollars. … Continue reading

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A victory for California taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | This past week a direct attack on Proposition 13 was resoundingly voted down by the California State Assembly. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 would have changed a key element of Prop. 13 by lowering the current 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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Watch last night’s city council meeting

To watch the two-and-a-half-hour video (2:39), click here.

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Don’t blame Proposition 13 for high building fees

By Jon Coupal | Another week, another lie about Proposition 13. Recall that last week this column burst the bubble on the myth that schools are “starved” for revenue. This week’s narrative from the Prop. 13 opponents is that California’s … Continue reading

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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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