Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

By Steven Greenhut
Sacramento Almost everyone agrees that California’s infrastructure is shockingly decrepit, yet public anger over a 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax to address that problem has not subsided. Although an effort by GOP gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen to repeal the tax never got traction, a separate effort led by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, former San Diego Councilman...

TAGS: gas tax, high speed rail, Jerry Brown

Budget Primer for California Citizen Taxpayers

By Jon Coupal
Average taxpayers in California are probably aware that the state budget was in the news again over the weekend. But even folks who follow both Presidential politics and local issues probably couldn’t be blamed if they tune out stories about the California budget. It’s not that they don’t care. It’s just that public finance issues...

TAGS: California budget, gas tax