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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…)

Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann, candidate for Congress in California’s new 3rd district, released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report that national unemployment has remained unchanged at 8.2 percent:

“This month’s dismal jobs report is further evidence of John Garamendi’s broken promises to the people of California. When the trillion-dollar stimulus was pushed through Congress, Californians were promised that national unemployment would be no higher than 5.6 percent today. Three and half years later, after years of double-digit unemployment and mounting national debt, it’s clear that the solutions John Garamendi advocated for aren’t working. We need common sense solutions that empower small businesses to create jobs—not more of John Garamendi’s failed economic agenda. Californians deserve better, and I’ll fight for the solutions we need.”

Kim Vann is running against Rep. John Garamendi to represent California’s new 3rd district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The new district is made up of all or parts of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

ARBUCKLE, Calif. – Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann, candidate for Congress in California’s new 3rd district, released the following statement today in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report that California unemployment has remained among the highest in the nation at 10.8 percent:

“For the thousands of Californians still struggling to find work, today’s jobs report is a clear sign that John Garamendi’s solutions aren’t working. Californians have faced years of double-digit unemployment, and instead of working toward common sense solutions that encourage job creation, Garamendi has been an ardent supporter of the failed economic policies that have driven our nation deeper into debt, while doing nothing to get Californians back to work. To get the economy back on track, we need more pro-growth solutions that empower small businesses to create jobs, and less of John Garamendi’s failed economic agenda.”

Kim Vann is running against Rep. John Garamendi to represent California’s new 3rd district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The new district is made up of all or parts of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

Chairman Tom Del Beccaro released the following statement after a new Field Poll was released this morning showing Governor Jerry Brown’s approval rating slipping again, bringing his disapproval rating to the same level as his approval rating.

The same poll also shows that voters have little confidence in the legislature’s ability to solve the State’s budget crisis.

“California voters are coming to the conclusion that Governor Brown is not a problem solver,” said chairman Tom Del Beccaro. “They have little faith that this Governor nor the Democrat majority party in charge of the legislature have any intention of solving our fiscal issues. Californians don’t want a tax bill from Sacramento, they want true government reform.”