California Taxpayers Aren’t Thankful For Much, But There is Hope in Republican Tax Reform – by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

In this season of [giving thanks], please don’t blame battered taxpayers if they pause when asked for what are they grateful. Considering the punishment being dished out to working Californians and the middle class by the Legislature and the governor, it may take them a moment to refocus on the good.

Rent Control Update: Statewide Initiative To Repeal Costa-Hawkins Fair Housing Act – by Michael Millman, Esq.

Michael Weinstein, the leader of AIDS Health Care Foundation which underwrote the Proposition measure “MS” that would have restricted housing developments within the City of Los Angeles to a voting protocol, apparently has sufficient “bonus” funds to underwrite a statewide ballot measure which would repeal and eliminate the protections afforded to apartment owners throughout the…

URGENT ACTION ITEM: IF TAX REFORM PASSES THIS YEAR, CONSIDER PAYING BOTH INSTALLMENTS OF PROPERTY TAXES ON RENTAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY THIS YEAR – by Estate Planning Attorney Kenneth Ziskin

While nothing is certain yet about tax reform, it appears likely that Congress will pass, and the President will sign, some version of H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, this year. Both the version passed by the House, and the version passed by the Senate, either eliminate or substantially limit your ability to…