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Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

Although Californians already pay some of the highest sales taxes in the nation, a bill that recently passed the Assembly paves the way for the sales tax to go even higher. Assembly Bill 464 increases to 3 percent (from the

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Schools chief already wants to extend Prop. 30 taxes 6

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.

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GOP lawmakers deliver key votes for tax extension

  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,

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Govt. global warming hoax ‘hilarious incoherence’

“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

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Sacramento's Convention Center money pit

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

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CA Lifeline program cost could triple under AB 1407

  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

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Assessing Gov. Brown before next year’s election 7

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

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Obamacare enforcers reject Obamacare

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

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New attack on Prop. 13; may pass Assembly today 10

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

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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

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