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Californians Still Believe in Proposition 13 Taxpayer Protections

Californians Still Believe in Proposition 13 Taxpayer Protections

. . . By Jon Coupal A statewide survey commissioned by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association shows Californians continue to support Proposition 13 and the two-thirds vote requirement to boost taxes on property owners.  By nearly two to one, voters agree that reducing the two-thirds vote to 55% to pass local bonds would place an […]

Keep local taxes for local schools – support proposed ballot measure

Keep local taxes for local schools – support proposed ballot measure

By John Fensterwald Credit: iStockphoto.com The parent activists who formed Educate Our State say it’s time for the state to stop robbing Peter to pay Paul. Peter, stuff in their view, for sale being the schools and the theft being billions in property taxes. The San Francisco-based parent organization is circulating an initiative for the November […]

Waste precious water – Making ethanol is wasting California’s water

Waste precious water – Making ethanol is wasting California’s water

. . . . . . . by Tom Tanton . President Obama’s visit to Fresno will hopefully bring some much-needed clarification as to how the federal government plans to help California battle the devastating drought in the near-term.   Unfortunately, the administration’s continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) works counter to any […]

Why Is the Republican Party Committing Suicide?

Why Is the Republican Party Committing Suicide?

  . . By Michael Greer Does anyone really think that if the Republicans support amnesty, Latinos will vote Republican? If you do, you’ve been drinking too much Kool-Aid! The left has successfully bought the Latino vote. The Republicans can never win this bidding war. Nevertheless, the Republicans seem determined to pass “immigration reform” before […]

Occidental Petroleum: Moving HQ From California to Houston

Occidental Petroleum: Moving HQ From California to Houston

From Stephen Frank’s Capital News – California Political News and Views:     This is a big one.  A major California firm, Occidental Petroleum,  is moving to Texas.  Between the taxes, regulations and craziness, the professionals running this massive company want to be in a state that appreciates business, jobs and families.  We have already […]

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

By Peter Foy Video: Taxpayers Fight Ventura’s $300,000 Government Retirement Pay: Peter Foy supports Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s  ballot initiative for pension reform. This will not only contain costs in an even handed way but will protect employee pensions and Ventura County itself from insolvency.  The current system is unsustainable. Peter Foy is a Ventura […]

Assemblymen Wilk, Gorell and Senator Steve Knight vote Yes on SB140 – Gun Confiscation

By Nancy Tujetsch “You’re here to take my WHAT???!” … would’ve been my reaction to Michael Merritt’s encounter with the California Bureau of Firearms APPS division (and depending on the time of day, I might have followed with “Molon Labe!”).  “We’re here to take your guns” raids are to be expected in Third World dictatorial, tyrannical thug countries, but […]

Pension Reform Argument from Ventura County Taxpayer’s Association

Pension Reform Argument from Ventura County Taxpayer’s Association

From the Ventura County Tax Payer’s Association I recognize the difficult job that is done by public safety employees and would like to preserve good pensions for them, but those pensions have to be reasonable. We currently have a system where 84% of Ventura County retirees receiving six figure pensions actually receive pensions that are […]

Legislature Wakes Up to Pension Problem

Legislature Wakes Up to Pension Problem

. By Jon Coupal Is it possible that the California Legislature is finally coming to grips with the public employee pension crisis? We certainly hope so. For years, our political leadership has behaved more like ostriches with their heads buried in the sand regarding the many billions of dollars of “unfunded liabilities” in California’s pension […]

Hundreds of California Government Employees Are Paid Over $400,000 Per Year

Hundreds of California Government Employees Are Paid Over $400,000 Per Year

The following commentary was published on the Forbes magazine website on February 7, 2014: By Mark Bucher Imagine trying to run a business without knowing how much it cost you to provide health insurance or retirement benefits. Imagine if you didn’t even know how much each employee made. Ask any businessman or woman, and they […]