California Commentary

July 20, 2014
Jon Coupal's picture

Given California‚Äôs many serious problems, including high unemployment, a listless economy and drought, one might think our Sacramento politicians would not have time on their hands to promote laws that have no force or effect in California. But they would be wrong.  Read more >>

  • July 18, 2014

    A newly released map from the State Board of Equalization offers a visual aid for taxpayers and also a sales tax lookup tool by zip code, reports the Victorville Daily Press. Generally, communities in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay area pay the highest sales taxes.

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  • July 11, 2014

    Detroit's successful renegotiation of pension liabilities associated with future work to be performed by its employees has made reform advocates hopeful of similar agreements elsewhere. However, Steven Malanga writes in City Journal that legal obstacles in California and elsewhere may require more effort to overcome.

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  • July 10, 2014

    A recent data breach involving the state Department of Managed Health Care and Blue Shield of California resulted in the accidental release of 18,000 doctors' social security numbers, reports California Healthline. A series of data breaches involving state agencies have led some people to question whether confidential information maintained by the government is truly secure.

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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!"


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