California Commentary

September 28, 2014
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Humorist Will Rogers observed, “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” If Rogers were a Californian today, he would say the same thing about the state Legislature.  Read more >>

  • September 30, 2014

    A recent Los Angeles Times investigation revealed the city paid $328 million through its injury leave program for police and firefighters over the last five years, reports This injury rate is significantly higher than other comparable large local governments, leading some officials to question whether some of the claims may be fraudulent.

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  • September 30, 2014

    Those who wish to raise taxes are now copying the successful strategies employed by Howard Jarvis and Massachusetts taxfighter Barbara Anderson, and making use of the initiative process, reports While people tend to vote to limit their own taxes when given the opportunity, tax raisers hope to identify unpopular groups who are small in number, such as millionaires, to target for tax increases.

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  • September 29, 2014

    Chevron CEO Bill Watson criticized California's cap and trade program and burdensome regulations for harming the state's business competitiveness in a talk at The Economic Club of Minnesota, reports Richmond Confidential. Watson pointed out the cap and trade program, associated with Assembly Bill 32, also harms manufacturers who rely on an abundance of affordable power to create jobs.

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California taxpayers are already paying some of the nation's highest taxes. You can help us fight back! Make a donation to the "No New Taxes" Committee, a project of the HJTA. Then contact your legislators in Sacramento and tell them "No New Taxes!"


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