HJTA President Jon Coupal speaks to the Yolo County Taxpayers Association on the lasting significance of Proposition 13, how some politicians are trying to usurp it, and why we need to inform the younger generation of property owners about the security Proposition 13 provides them.
(PR): Assemblywoman Chang Joins with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to Make Housing More Affordable
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) today presented important tax relief legislation with Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Together they made their case in the Revenue and Taxation Committee for her AB 476 which increases the existing homeowners’ exemption from $7,000 to $25,000, increasing annual homeowner savings by $180, […]
As part of an ongoing effort to help those who struggle to keep a roof over their heads, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed an initiative that would increase the homeowners exemption and the renters tax credit. This is the first step in qualifying the initiative, the California Homeowners and Renters Tax Relief Act […]
HJTA attorneys contributed to a major legal victory that was decided yesterday when an appellate court unanimously upheld tiered water rates, while ruling that such rates are limited by Proposition 218 (sponsored by HJTA and passed by voters in 1996) to the actual cost to provide water service. This means that utilities cannot charge arbitrarily […]
National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s new analysis of tax complexity reveals a $233.8 billion cost to the economy. Jon Coupal, HJTA President and new NTU board member, joins the podcast to discuss his career defending taxpayers in California. Plus, the Outrage of the Week! Click here to listen to the podcast.
Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, has accepted appointment to National Taxpayers Union Board of Directors. NTU is an organization that is continually championing taxpayer issues both here in California and nationally. This will allow HJTA members to benefit from the national exposure NTU offers and make both organizations stronger. Coupal is […]
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation has released a new report titled, “Follow the Money,” detailing government waste, fraud and abuse uncovered in 2014. The report offers examples of irresponsible spending including $194 million in uncollected bills at the state toxics agency, $848 million in overpayments by the CalWORKs program and $80 million in illegal money […]
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is proud to name Linnea Warren as HJTA Taxfighter of the Year. “When Linnea Warren learned that she and other water ratepayers were being treated unfairly by the City of Pasadena, she did more than complain,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal. “She took action.” After learning in a news report […]
(PR): 9th Largest City in California, Bakersfield, Passes Resolution Supporting Taxpayers and Proposition 13
“Councilman Russell Johnson Led the Effort to Pass the Resolution Defending Proposition 13” October 22, 2014 Bakersfield – With the leadership of Councilman Russell Johnson, a resolution to support taxpayer’s rights and defend Proposition 13 was approved today by the Bakersfield City Council. The resolution was heard at the City Council meeting on October 22 […]
While scores are improved over last year, majority of legislators still flunk Sacramento, CA — HJTA has released its 2014 Legislative Report Card. HJTA’s scorecard is intended as a non-partisan tool to help taxpayers hold legislators accountable. Of the 120 members of the Legislature, 75 received a grade of “F” while only 29 earned an […]