Sacramento and Unions: Addicted to Our Cash

By Jack Humphreville
In November, we will be asked to reject or approve “The California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016.” If approved by a majority of the voters, this ballot measure, Proposition 55, will extend to December 31, 2030 the “temporary” income tax surcharges on upper income Californians that were authorized in November of...

TAGS: Proposition 30

CalChamber Opposes “Virtually Permanent” Prop 30 Tax

By Joel Fox
With the California Chamber of Commerce announcing yesterday that it will oppose the Proposition 30, income tax extension, the question arises if a campaign will come together to match the financial firepower that the teachers, medical professionals and other public employee unions bring to the table in support of the measure. Officially, the word from the...

TAGS: Proposition 30, public employee unions

Special Interests and Hospitals Inflict Pain On Taxpayers

By Jon Coupal
In 2012, those of us who opposed Proposition 30 were told that the measure, which was the largest state tax hike in American history, was just a “temporary” fix to address the emergency of a severe budget shortfall. But just as Milton Friedman noted that “nothing is so permanent as a temporary government measure,” here...

TAGS: Proposition 13, Proposition 30

Affordable Tuition vs. Gargantuan Pensions for Unionized Faculty

By Jon Coupal
Californians have abysmally low levels of civic engagement as evidenced by the recent election where voter turnout set an historic low.  And the widespread disengagement of California’s younger voters is even worse. True, in 2008 California’s youth turned out in large numbers to elect Barack Obama as President.  And in 2012 they turned out again...

TAGS: Governor Brown, Proposition 30, university of california