Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Brown’

From the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association:

By Jon Coupal

While voters’ attention is being diverted to the three major statewide tax increase measures on the November ballot, Propositions 30, 38 and 39, many taxpayers are about to be hit below the belt by local politicians, who are just as anxious to get their hands on more cash as are their Sacramento brethren.

Michael Coleman, the creator of CaliforniaCityFinance.com, has tallied the number of local tax hike measures that will appear on the November 6 ballot. Voters will decide on 237 tax increases or extensions including 106 school bonds with a face value of $11.7 billion — about half of the eventual cost after interest is paid. Additionally, there are 25 measures to increase or extend school parcel taxes, property taxes that are placed on parcels of property without regard to the parcel’s value. Then there are another 106 non-school related revenue measures that include 23 parcel taxes, 35 sales tax increases or extensions, and 42 special taxes — those earmarked for a specific purpose. (more…)

From the California State Senate Republican Caucus:

SACRAMENTO: Oct. 1, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of Assembly Bill (AB) 109’s implementation, the Democrats’ early-release program for prison inmates. Dubbed as the “Criminal Justice Realignment” plan and billed as a “safe and secure” program to reduce our state prison population, AB 109 has proven to be anything but.

Up and down the state, the release of “non-violent, low-risk” inmates has been marked by dozens of reports that newly released inmates have carried out rapeattempted murderkidnappingrobberies, and stabbings. Inmates have also attacked police officers and stalked playgrounds. All of these offenses have been committed by inmates who were given early release under the auspices of “realignment.” (more…)

Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) released a statement regarding her vote for AB 340, legislation that will enact several pension reform measures. The bill passed in both the Assembly and Senate, and now heads to the Governor’s desk. (more…)

All 27 members of the Assembly Republican Caucus today sent a letter to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announcing their support of a legal challenge to the majority-vote imposed fire tax on homeowners.  The letter explains that a legal challenge will ensure that the Legislature cannot levy a fire tax or any other illegal tax with a majority vote.  (more…)

By Senator Mimi Walters

Governor Jerry Brown recently took offense with Governor Mitt Romney’s comment recently, jokingly comparing California’s economic condition to that of the debt-burdened European countries of Greece, Spain or Italy.  In an effort to protect his image and work, Brown immediately put on his rose-colored glasses and went into damage control.  “Just silly,” Brown said during a visit to a Frito-Lay facility in Los Angeles. (more…)

By Sen. Bob Huff

Legislators have now returned for the final month of legislative session, which should come as a bit of bad news to California’s business community.

Our job creators are once again under assault from a state Legislature that doesn’t have any intention of improving upon its “worst state ever” ranking from business leaders.

The California Chamber of Commerce regularly stakes out the worst of the worst bills, which routinely earn the none-too-friendly nickname of “Job Killer.” You would think that any legislator who carries legislation that earns this tag would work with business leaders to make the bill more palatable to business interests. (more…)

National

Sen. Graham: White House Leaks Were ‘Orchestrated’ for Political Gain: read more–>>

Romney slams Obama on eve of foreign trip: read more–>>

Romney agrees with Feinstein remarks: read more–>>

Romney camp asks Va. to probe voter forms: read more–>>

Senate succeeds at something: Futility: read more–>>

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