All posts tagged "howard jarvis taxpayers association"
CA lawmaker seeks $10 billion sales tax on accountants, lawyers – even yoga class
Are you ready to pay a new tax in California? An influential California state senator is proposing a $10 billion sales tax on services that would include everything from accounting to lawyers and, yes, even yoga classes....
- Posted January 22, 2015
John Chiang launches pilot program to fight wage theft
John Chiang may be gearing up for his move to the state treasurer’s office. But that doesn’t mean he’s taking an early vacation from his job as state controller. Late last month, Chiang launched a new pilot...
- Posted December 3, 2014
State Assembly 65: In Kim vs. Quirk-Silva, campaign spending will exceed $5.2 million
Two years ago, legislative Democrats pulled off an upset in the heart of conservative Orange County. “I was a surprise win in the last election,” Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, said in a recent interview of her four-point...
- Posted November 1, 2014
California Republican Taxpayers Association reaches new low for slate mailers
Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett is no friend of taxpayers. In 2009, the Orange County Republican voted to create a special tax on local businesses to fund a tourism marketing campaign for her city. Earlier this year,...
- Posted October 21, 2014
Brulte’s Fables: Ashley Swearengin stings California Republicans
Ashley Swearengin, like the scorpion that stung the frog, can’t seem to help herself. This weekend, the divisive mayor of Fresno added California Republicans to the long list of people she can’t get along with — turning...
- Posted September 21, 2014
Controller 2014: Ashley Swearengin’s trouble with taxpayers
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin routinely touts the importance of electing a state controller that supports taxpayers. “The state controller can have a direct impact on behalf of the taxpayer,” the Republican controller candidate said in a recent...
- Posted September 14, 2014
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association releases recommendations for November 2014 ballot
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the state’s largest taxpayer rights group, has announced its recommendations for the November 2014 ballot. In California’s most competitive races, the HJTA Political Action Committee’s recommendations include: Pete Peterson for Secretary of...
- Posted September 11, 2014
SB 1021: Job-Killer Bill to Create Split-Roll Parcel Tax
Just days after Toyota announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to Texas, the California Senate is poised to adopt a bill that would create a split-roll parcel tax system. Senate Bill 1021, introduced by state Sen....
- Posted May 3, 2014
Tim Donnelly defends socialist record on property rights, redevelopment
Tim Donnelly routinely frames the governor’s race as “an epic showdown between socialism and freedom.” “This epic experiment in socialism under Jerry Brown has been an epic fail,” the Twin Peaks Republican Assemblyman said last fall. “We need to unleash...
- Posted April 28, 2014
CA 25th Congressional Race: Knight, Strickland split high-profile endorsements
In the competitive race to replace Rep. Buck McKeon, the two leading Republican candidates have split a pair of high-profile endorsements. State Senator Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, announced on Monday that he’s endorsed by the Howard Jarvis...
- Posted April 23, 2014