Category Archives: Ballot Measures

Correcting ballot measure deception

By Jon Coupal | A few weeks ago, this column recounted how progressive labor interests and their allies in government have stacked the deck against taxpayers in their efforts to qualify and pass the infamous “split roll” initiative. The measure, … Continue reading

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Split roll is an attack on Proposition 13 and California’s economy

By Jon Coupal| Last week, a coalition of organizations that favor higher taxes submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to gut a major taxpayer protection provided under Proposition 13. The attack is the latest iteration of “split roll” schemes designed to … Continue reading

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Judge smacks down Attorney General for ‘misleading’ language on gas tax repeal ballot initiative

By Katy Grimes | In a stunning court rebuke of the state Attorney General’s Office, a Sacramento Superior Court Judge announced Friday that Xavier Becerra’s title and summary for the Repeal of the Gas Tax initiative is “misleading and is … Continue reading

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Initiative titles and summaries must be fair and objective

By Jon Coupal and Kevin Kiley | The attorney general of California has the responsibility of preparing the “title and summary” for ballot measures to be submitted to the voters. Pursuant to that authority, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued … Continue reading

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Increasing transparency for local bond measures

By Jon Coupal and Matt Dababneh | Picture yourself on Election Day at your local polling place and looking over a lengthy ballot. Or, try to recall when you were at home reviewing your mail-in ballot. In choosing your elected … Continue reading

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Can California’s taxpayers be thankful for 2016?

By Jon Coupal | If taxpayers focus on the results of the recent election, there may not seem to be much to celebrate. While the rest of America took a big step toward fiscal sanity, the same cannot be said … Continue reading

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Recommendations on statewide ballot measures important to taxpayers

After careful study of the 17 statewide ballot measures on the upcoming ballot, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has concluded that there are five measures that are important to California taxpayers — three measures would increase taxes or debt, while … Continue reading

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FACT endorses Proposition 54

The Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers (FACT) has endorsed Proposition 54 — the statewide initiative on the November ballot that will rein in the power of special interests and give California’s voters a stronger voice in our Legislature. The measure … Continue reading

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