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Push begins to overturn new California gas tax

A fresh effort has been launched to reverse Gov. Jerry Brown’s fuel and vehicle tax deal, passed narrowly in Sacramento on the strength of a series of sharply criticized side deals. “Only one Republican – state Sen. Anthony Cannella – voted in favor

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Legislature to consider taxing snacks

A tax on snacks may soon be back.  A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, would roll back the sales and usage tax exemptions for certain, less-nutritious, snack foods. The measure, part of Garcia’s agenda to highlight inequities in the

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Assembly panel kills bill to shift costs of special elections away from taxpayers

A bill that would have shifted the costs of most special elections away from the taxpayers and onto the outgoing legislator died in committee on Wednesday. Since 2013, counties have spent around $21.7 million on special elections, according to a

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California giving needed relief on traffic fines, fees

Financially strapped motorists are catching a break through the state’s traffic citation amnesty law, which began in October and gives discounts of up to 80 percent on unpaid traffic tickets due before Jan. 1, 2013. In Los Angeles Superior Court,

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Bill could make it easier to increase transportation taxes

A bill that a taxpayer group is calling an attack on Proposition 13 and which the California Chamber of Commerce has dubbed a “job killer,” was approved by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee last week. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4

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Hertzberg seeks permanent extension to taxpayer relief program

As California taxpayers brace for another round of tax increases this session, they’ve found an unlikely ally in the state Legislature. State Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, who has ruffled the feathers of taxpayer groups with his proposal for a $10

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Correa could benefit from his bill to accept late ballots

Former state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Anaheim, is down but not out of the race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. If he ultimately prevails, he can thank a change in state law to accept late absentee ballots, a bill authored by

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Assembly GOP members break no-tax pledge 24

April 17, 2013 By John Hrabe The Assembly Republican Caucus, though small in number, has retained limited power in Sacramento by maintaining a united caucus on one issue: taxes. Not anymore. A multi-billion-dollar tax extension quickly working its way through

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Jarvis Taxpayer Group Snubs Spitzer 14

Steven Greenhut: Despite the Orange County Republican establishment’s backing of pension-spiking union ally Todd Spitzer for the board of supervisors, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has endorsed Spitzer’s long-shot opponent, Deborah Pauly. The Jarvis association even returned a $1,000 donation

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CA: Best State Billionaires Can Buy 5

Chriss Street: Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, has come out with a powerful call to arms in opposition to a half dozen ballot initiatives funded by billionaire California crony capitalists. The tax increases often are designed

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