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Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector reduces costs for electronic payments

Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector reduces costs for electronic payments

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, Steven Hintz, announced today that his office has concluded negotiations with ACI/OPAY, the County’s on-line and credit card processor, on a contract extension that reduces the cost to taxpayers who use a credit card or an electronic check to make payments to his office.  The new rate for […]

Tax cuts to help most in middle-class, not all: White House

Tax cuts to help most in middle-class, not all: White House

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser on Thursday defended plans unveiled this week for sweeping tax cuts but said he could not guarantee they would benefit every middle-class taxpayer. The White House has moved to defend the proposed tax overhaul, which is still being crafted, from criticism that it will unduly help the wealthiest Americans […]

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

SACRAMENTO – State Controller Betty T. Yee, today released the following statement denouncing President Trump’s tax overhaul as deeply flawed and harmful to California’s economy. “I am disappointed that the Trump administration would use desperately needed tax reform as a tool to play partisan politics. His proposal will benefit billion-dollar corporations and the wealthy CEOs […]

California GOP’s “Gang of 8” Who Voted for Cap and Trade Are Feeling the Heat

California GOP’s “Gang of 8” Who Voted for Cap and Trade Are Feeling the Heat

. . By Stephen Frank GOP Assemblyman Marc Steinorth denounced his 2016 Democrat opponent as a supporter of cap and trade—including the 63 cents a gallon gas tax increase.  Now, he has voted for it—so the district might have elected a real Democrat instead—at least she was honest about her position.  His constituents decided to […]

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 […]

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