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(PR)California Cities Standing Up for Prop. 13

The number of cities passing resolutions in support of Proposition 13 is growing rapidly.

Over recent weeks, city councils representing the following California cities have approved a resolution praising the benefits of Proposition 13 to homeowners, renters, businesses, taxpayers in general, local governments and the state of California as a whole:  Read more >>

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(PR) HJTA ADDS NEW ATTORNEY TO LITIGATION TEAM

Sacramento --- The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is pleased to welcome Ryan Cogdill to its expanding legal department.

Cogdill, who graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 2011, will assist the Association with its legal efforts on behalf of California taxpayers, including the defense of Propositions 13 and 218, the integrity of the initiative process and government accountability. He joins HJTA’s litigation team headed by Director of Legal Affairs, Timothy Bittle.  Read more >>

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(PR) LOWERING TWO-THIRDS VOTE A NON-STARTER WITH VOTERS: POLL CALLS INTO QUESTION VIABILITY OF ACA 8

Today (12) the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association released the results of a poll which shows that a proposed ballot measure seeking to lower the two thirds vote for local bonds would face significant hostility from California voters. "The results of the poll are especially important given that Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (ACA 8) is currently pending in the California Senate" said HJTA President Jon Coupal. ACA 8 is a proposed constitutional amendment which barely passed the Assembly last year.  Read more >>

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(PR) BROWN’S BUDGET IS INCOMPLETE

Following is the response of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Jon Coupal after reviewing Gov. Brown's proposed 2014/15 state budget:

"We are pleased that Governor Brown's budget reflects a fair measure of fiscal restraint and austerity. His desire for no new taxes, protecting Proposition 13, continuing to pay down the 'wall of debt' and establishing a prudent reserve is commendable.  Read more >>

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(PR) Report details billions in government waste

Sacramento — The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation has released a new report titled, "Follow the Money," detailing government waste, fraud and abuse uncovered in 2013.

The report offers examples of irresponsible spending including a 13,000 square foot mansion for UC President Janet Napolitano, the mishandling of hundreds of millions in ratepayer money at the Public Utilities Commission and billions in mental health money spent without oversight as to its effectiveness.  Read more >>

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