Category Archives: Taxes

More than $6.2 billion a year in higher taxes and fees introduced by state lawmakers

As of the deadline for introducing legislation, California lawmakers proposed more than $6.2 billion a year in higher taxes and fees, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today. This figure will grow substantially as fiscal estimates are prepared for recently … Continue reading

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Most say they’re taxed more than their fair share

More Americans than ever think they are overtaxed despite last year’s tax cuts and tax reform. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults believe they are paying more than their fair share … Continue reading

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California still dying for new taxes

By Steven Greenhut | California’s state budget is flush with cash and spending levels have hit record highs. After last decade’s recession, state lawmakers talked about making up for spending “cutbacks,” but those days of slowed spending growth are long-distant … Continue reading

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Assembly Democrats want lower threshold to raise local taxes

By Kathleen Ronayne, Sacramento Bee | California voters could decide in 2020 whether it should be easier for their local governments to raise taxes and issue bonds for affordable housing, road improvements and other public projects. A constitutional amendment proposed … Continue reading

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Tax myths

By John Stossel, Reason TV | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks taxing the rich at 70 percent will bring in lots of tax money. It won’t.

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Oppose Sacramento’s latest ‘gas tax’

By Carolyn Cavecche, Orange County Register | You have to give politicians in Sacramento credit. They don’t waste time celebrating their victories before starting their next plan of attack. In last November’s election, California voters chose not to repeal Senate … Continue reading

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The tax system, explained in beer

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California’s recent history of manipulative taxation

By Kerry Jackson, Pacific Research Institute | The rest of the country wasn’t surprised when California recently considered becoming the first state in the country to tax text messages. It almost seems as if there is a group of unelected … Continue reading

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New tax proposals are unnecessary and hurt the middle-class

By Jon Coupal | No one disputes that California has a big budget surplus. According to the Office of the Legislative Analyst, California has budget reserves in excess of $18 billion. Our budget reserves exceed the entire state budget of … Continue reading

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Marin group named ‘Taxpayer Organization of the Year’ by HJTA

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, California’s most influential taxpayer-advocacy organization, has named Marin’s Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers (CO$T) as “Taxpayer Organization of the Year” for 2018. HJTA annually recognizes outstanding effort by a local taxpayer organization or leader. CO$T is a … Continue reading

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