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Unions Might Seek 43% Tax Increase 0

JULY 10, 2011 By JOHN SEILER California’s government unions could seek a 43 percent tax increase on wealthy Californians. The Contra Costa Times reported on the action, but missed the magnitude of the tax increase. The Times: SACRAMENTO — Labor leaders were

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U.S., Calif. Economies Crashing? 0

John Seiler: Californians should thank the ghost of Hiram Johnson that taxes weren’t raised in the new budget, and that we got a little tax cut on July 1. Gov. Jerry Brown, the Democratic Legislature and the government unions that

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California Budget: Austerity or Audacity? 0

JULY 7, 2011 It’s not over. Even though Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget on June 30, lawmakers are churning out more legislation. And Capitol legislative committees are currently hearing hundreds of new spending and regulation bills. Facing a $26

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No Tax Increase – State Still Standing 0

John Seiler: Here we are, five days into the new fiscal year. No tax increase was imposed. Instead, on July 1, we got some tax cuts here in California. That’s the spirit! The spirit of the 1776 tax revolt and

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Skelton: Tax, Tax, Tax, Tax, Tax 0

John Seiler: In his column on the budget disaster, L.A. Times columnist George Skelton continues with his perpetual mantra: tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax,

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Sales Tax Hike Expires This Week! 0

Katy Grimes: Finally some good news! California’s 1% sales tax surcharge is set to expire Friday, July 1 making our sales tax 7.25 percent, down from 8.25 percent. A press statement just released today by Board of Equalization Member Senator

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California's Mess Not Texas' Fault 0

June 27, 2011 As California’s budget battle continues, Republicans and Democrats have engaged in a rhetorical battle regarding the relative merits and demerits of our lovely state and one of the nation’s other megastates, Texas. This debate started after a

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Internet Tax Would Kill Small Businesses 0

JUNE 23, 2011 By KATY GRIMES A bill awaiting signature by Gov. Jerry Brown could hasten the spread of Internet taxation bills across the country, putting small business owners at a disadvantage with compliance of more than 7,500 different taxing

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State's Ongoing Nutty Budget Battle 9

The following first appeared in the City Journal California. JUNE 20, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Watching the California budget drama unfold reminds me of the “Seinfeld” episode in which George Costanza pretends he has to sign papers on a house he’s leasing

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The Paycheck Protection Budget 0

JUNE 17, 2011 The California Legislature just passed a budget. Less than 24 hours later, the governor vetoed it, leaving many political wonks scratching their heads in wonderment at why Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a budget from his own party.

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