Posts Tagged ‘tax increase’

Schools chief already wants to extend Prop. 30 taxes

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Only one year into Proposition 30's five-year life, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has already called for an extension of the 2012 ballot initiative. Set to expire in 2018, it was sold to voters as a temporary tax. "’We need to renew Prop. 30,’ Torlakson, the stat...

GOP lawmakers deliver key votes for tax extension

Monday, October 21st, 2013
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  how to get your ex back Last month, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a $2.3 billion tax extension. The measure, authored by a Central Valley Democrat, passed both houses of the legislature with overwhelmingly Democratic support. Yet, the multi-billion dollar tax extension, a Democ...

Govt. global warming hoax ‘hilarious incoherence’

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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"Global warming deniers," we skeptics have been called. Much of our climate change skepticism stems from the government's involvement and manipulation of the scientific data, and the subsequent creation of a cap and trade system, designed to punish and tax business. Cap and Trade is not about sav...

Sacramento's Convention Center money pit

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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The Sacramento Convention Center is living proof that even if you build it, they don’t come. Despite insistence from Convention Center officials that the center is an economic driver, a new report shows quite the opposite; the convention center is an economic sinkhole. That sucking sound com...

CA Lifeline program cost could triple under AB 1407

Monday, August 26th, 2013
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  It's been trendy for a couple of years now for people to dump their phone landlines and go only with their mobile phones, saving money and hassles. The government is going in the opposite direction, setting up both land and mobile phones heavily subsidized by taxpayers. The federal Life...

Assessing Gov. Brown before next year’s election

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

As he lays the groundwork for a likely re-election bid next year, Gov. Jerry Brown is upbeat. "California is back," he and his supporters insist. Maybe it is in some areas. But overall, tremendous problems remain unresolved. According to a recent USA Today news story, 10 cities in California a...

Obamacare enforcers reject Obamacare

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Riddle me this, Batman: the Obamacare health plan is so bad, even its IRS enforcers don't want to give up their existing federal health plans for the new Obamacare plan. The National Treasury Employees Union wants its members to be exempted from Obamacare. The union, which represents 150,0...

New attack on Prop. 13; may pass Assembly today

Friday, June 14th, 2013

June 14, 2013 By Katy Grimes An Assembly Constitutional Amendment attacking Proposition 13 is expected to be heard in the Assembly today, and some are saying it may even be passed by the Assembly. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association learned only yesterday that Assembly Constitutional Amendm...

Five CA GOP state senators back $2 billion tax increase

Monday, June 10th, 2013
Five CA GOP state senators back $2 billion tax increase

June 10, 2013 By John Hrabe With a Democratic supermajority, Republican votes no longer are needed to increase taxes in the California Senate. Yet in a strange development, five GOP senators backed a tax increase anyway. SB 11 is a $2.3 billion tax "extension" co-authored by a Democratic state ...

Gov. Brown’s May budget revision balances only by ignoring unfunded liabilities

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

May 14, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- Balancing the economic realities of the state budget with political influences surely is a challenging task. Unfortunately, in California it is a task which few administrations have managed in recent state history. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced ...