Category Archives: Taxes

AG Becerra can’t be trusted when naming props

By Jon Coupal | Last week, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a lawsuit against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his abject failure to produce impartial ballot material related to Proposition 15, the “split roll” attack that seeks the … Continue reading

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HJTA files suit against Attorney General for ballot material deception

Wednesday the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a lawsuit against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his abject failure to produce impartial ballot material related to Proposition 15, the “split roll” attack that seeks the partial repeal of Proposition 13.  … Continue reading

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Roundup of wasted taxpayer money

By Jon Coupal | Anyone who’s ever managed a household knows that it’s not only how much money you make that matters. It’s also how much you spend. California’s budget is vastly more complicated, and less transparent, than family finances. … Continue reading

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Prop. 13 is working, reject Prop. 15

By Jon Coupal and Ernest J Dronenburg Jr | Come November, Proposition 13 faces its biggest political battle at the ballot box. It is instructive to ask whether that iconic tax affordability measure remains good tax policy for California. As … Continue reading

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Billions of reasons taxpayers must demand accountability

With COVID-19 precautions making government accountability more challenging, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation’s annual Follow the Money report shows taxpayers must remain vigilant against waste, fraud, and abuse. This year’s report, released today on July 15th to coincide with this … Continue reading

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When the state becomes the pusher

By Jon Coupal | We all know that there is an endless list of addictive substances that present a real danger to people. Alcohol, cocaine and heroin just to name a few. But a powerful addictive substance provided by our … Continue reading

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Proposition 19 is latest assault on taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | The assaults on California property owners and taxpayers never stop. And once again the California Legislature has advanced a massive tax increase at the last possible moment when they thought no one was paying attention. Assembly … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s budget games are both silly and harmful to Californians

By Jon Coupal | California’s budget process has become so warped it would make even Niccolò Machiavelli blush. The annual spending plan was never easy for citizens, the media and even political insiders to understand. But for the last decade, … Continue reading

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ACA25 is wrong for California

By Jon Coupal | Times are strange indeed when the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association finds itself fighting on the same side as left-leaning organizations such as Voices for Progress, Common Cause and the ACLU. The saying that politics makes for … Continue reading

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State’s ongoing fight over pension obligation bonds

By Jon Coupal | Earlier this year, this column raised the alarm over the resurgence in the use of “pension obligation bonds,” a risky financing method that fell out of favor during the 2008 recession but is now making a … Continue reading

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