Last night, the Associated Press reported that California voters have narrowly approved Proposition 19. Some voters may not have been aware that this measure repeals Proposition 58, the 1986 constitutional amendment that families have relied upon to protect their property from reassessment and higher taxes when it is transferred between parents and children. Prop. 19 […]
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today that it will launch its extensive statewide radio campaign against Proposition 15 beginning on Monday. The ads will run in every major media market in California through election day. HJTA’s ad campaign will help to ensure that voters are aware of the serious threat that Proposition 15 poses […]
(PR): Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association statement on Gov. Newsom’s announced support for Proposition 15
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of Proposition 15: “Today, Governor Gavin Newsom endorsed increased poverty, lost jobs and devastation for California businesses by announcing his support for the largest property tax increase in California history. Proposition 15 targets businesses at the same time they […]
Is your city, county or school district using tax dollars campaigning to raise your taxes? That’s illegal, and we want to stop it. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is committed to enforcing laws that protect public resources from being misused for political campaigning. Local agencies are allowed to provide impartial “informational” materials about ballot measures […]
AWARD TO BE SHARED WITH HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS FOUNDATION Today, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced that the Fair Political Practices Commission imposed one of the largest fines ever levied by the agency against Los Angeles County for using taxpayer money to fund political ads touting Measure H, a sales tax increase on the ballot in […]
Lower court found ballot title “misleading” but failed to take corrective action The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association today filed a writ of mandate directly to the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District seeking reversal of a trial court decision handed down on Tuesday that failed to correct false and misleading ballot material […]
Today (29) Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a lawsuit against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his abject failure to produce impartial ballot material related to Proposition 15, the “split roll” attack that seeks the partial repeal of Proposition 13. Past criticism of Becerra’s bias has been vocal but has now reached a crescendo. Just […]
With COVID-19 precautions making government accountability more challenging, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation’s annual Follow the Money report shows taxpayers must remain vigilant against waste, fraud, and abuse. This year’s report, released on July 15th to coincide with this year’s postponed Tax Day, includes a special section exposing instances of waste arising directly from the […]
HJTA Legislative Director Scott Kaufman joined Assemblyman Tom Lackey for an online townhall about tax issues. They covered a variety of topics including the April 10 deadline for property tax payments and which counties are trying to help taxpayers by waiving late penalties during the coronavirus emergency.
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