California Commentary

September 14, 2014
Jon Coupal's picture

The phone call was from a frightened older woman in the Central Valley. “I can’t afford to pay my property taxes and I may lose my home by the end of the year if nothing is done in Sacramento.”  Read more >>

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  • September 18, 2014

    An audit conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency found $26.3 million in grant funds designated to programs intended to reduce truck emissions and create jobs was mismanaged. The Washington Free Beacon reports the funds were intended to help stimulate the economy but suffered from problems including a lack of financial controls and incorrect calculations related to job creation.

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  • September 17, 2014

    While labor unions present themselves as democracies, a new report from the Manhattan Institute says unions are not as representative of their members as they claim, writes Larry Sand in UnionWatch. The report cites low turnout in union elections, higher voting rates among older members and incumbent leaders who go unchallenged for long periods of time and recommends new reforms to ensure more conservative members are heard.

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  • September 12, 2014

    State Controller John Chiang has launched a new website designed to empower citizens to hold their officials accountable by providing them with key financial data, reports CaliforniaCityNews.org. The data on the website includes information on local government spending, revenues, assets and liabilities.

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DID YOUR PROPERTY TAX
GO UP MORE THAN 2%?

This video from CBS 13 in Sacramento explains why. Click here to watch.