Category Archives: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

A new water tax? California has a $21 billion surplus, use that instead

By Jon Coupal and Phillip Chen | California has a record $21.5 billion surplus. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we have all that money because you are being overtaxed. Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom released … Continue reading

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LAUSD’s many taxing troubles

By Jon Coupal | In a situation being watched throughout California, the Los Angeles Unified School District is aggressively pushing a heavy parcel tax on all property owners within its jurisdiction. For taxpayers, this raises a fundamental question: Why does … Continue reading

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Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 needs to be defeated

By Jon Coupal| Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (SCA 5), is set for legislative hearing this Tuesday. It deserves a quick defeat. Advanced by Sen. Ben Allen, D-Los Angeles, and Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, SCA 5 would lower the current … Continue reading

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Let’s give the FPPC the power to fight illegal spending

By Jon Coupal and Cristina Garcia | In recent years, taxpayers throughout California have registered numerous complaints about government entities using taxpayer dollars for political advocacy, a practice that is illegal under both state and federal law. Because progress in … Continue reading

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New report exposes billions in government waste, fraud and abuse

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has released this year’s Follow the Money report, chronicling cases of bureaucratic waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars. The cases illustrated in the report show the need for vigilance in any matter concerning governments’ use of taxpayer … Continue reading

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Call the Capitol today to protect Proposition 13!

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is asking members and supporters to oppose the newest attack on Proposition 13, Senate Constitutional Amendment 5. This measure would make it easier to raise property tax bills by lowering the two-thirds vote currently required … Continue reading

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Has the business community had enough?

By Jon Coupal | There is a particularly nasty YouTube video that made the rounds several years ago where a school punk was bullying another student who was overweight.  The punk kept punching the other kid who was forced to … Continue reading

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Is California really a low property tax state?

By Jon Coupal | To hear progressives tell it, California’s property tax is way too low and needs to be increased to fund the critical needs of schools and local governments.  But the notion that Proposition 13 – enacted 40 … Continue reading

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Will California’s taxpayers ever pay enough?

By Jon Coupal | Every day it seems like the California Legislature careens further off the rails, and we’re not just talking about the state’s infamous high speed rail project. The rapidity of tax increase proposals that would punish both … Continue reading

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California may be reaching the point of ‘taxuration’

By Jon Coupal | The phenomenon of “taxuration” occurs when taxpayers are so saturated with new tax-hike proposals that they start to rebel. According to a new poll, taxuration may have finally arrived in California, if hasn’t been here already. … Continue reading

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