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CA Controller Calls on Congress to Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

CA Controller Calls on Congress to  Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

In letters to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, State Controller Betty T. Yee today expressed her opposition to the president’s proposal to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. “With the net effect of a tax increase, this change […]

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

By Kevin B. Harris Like a magician’s “disappearing coin” trick, the Simi Valley City Council quietly authorized a Community Facilities special tax for the Town Center Project when they included the vote as part of a 10-item, “Consent Calendar” single vote on Monday night. They also sorted through the necessary steps to establish a public […]

Californians rebel against gas, car tax hike

Californians rebel against gas, car tax hike

In California, a state known for its love of driving, high-priced gasoline and history of tax revolts, a rebellion is brewing against Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas-and-car tax increase. In the two weeks since the Democrat signed Senate Bill 1, opponents have launched an initiative drive to repeal the $52.4 billion transportation package as well […]

Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report

Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report

. . By Stephen Frank  Jerry Brown just received an early Christmas present, a $52 billion slush fund to spend as he wants.  Yes, he said it was for roads.  Yes, State Senate President Kevin Leon (his legal name) said not a dime will go to anything other than roads and streets—they both LIED.  Billions […]

California Senate passes 12-cent gas tax hike; passage in Assembly expected

California Senate passes 12-cent gas tax hike; passage in Assembly expected

SACRAMENTO — With one Republican vote, the California Senate narrowly mustered the support it needed to pass a $52 billion transportation package with a two-thirds vote, a proposal to fix California’s pothole-ridden roads and unstable bridges by hiking gas taxes and vehicle license fees. It passed 27-11, and now moves to the Assembly, where it also […]

Say NO to the Border Tax.

Say NO to the Border Tax.

2017 is off to a promising start: Congress is rolling back burdensome regulations put into place by the Obama administration; they’ve also begun the work on repealing Obamacare; and we’ve supported strong leaders who have been confirmed to lead the Department of Education and the EPA.  Congress is even working on a major tax reform […]

Know Your Sales Tax Rate

Know Your Sales Tax Rate

Brooks Institute Fiasco Exemplifies Ventura’s Bad Money Management

Brooks Institute Fiasco Exemplifies Ventura’s Bad Money Management

Brooks Institute continues to be an issue Ventura’s City Council’s bad deal with Brooks Institute exposes its lack of financial understanding. The Council and the city staff are scrambling to cover up those flaws. They’re feeding voters information designed to distract the public from the real issues. Ventura city staff believes it did enough due diligence. They’re trying to sell […]

Election Rancor Flares Up In Ventura

Election Rancor Flares Up In Ventura

  It will be hard for anyone not to remember this election. The rancor and display of malice that has bombarded us on a daily basis by many of the candidates, and those supporting or opposing ballot measures, has been destructive if not disgusting. The disrespect shown the American people will not be forgotten soon. […]

Feeding at the Public Trough – No on Ventura’s Measure O

Feeding at the Public Trough – No on Ventura’s Measure O
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