Prop 13 Opponents Turn in Their Signatures By- Jon Coupal

With great fanfare, the proponents of an initiative to raise property taxes in California by $12 billion a year announced they had turned in over 1.7 million signatures to qualify the measure. Their press release was headlined “Schools and Communities First make history with most ever signatures submitted.”

New Tax Proposals are Unnecessary and Hurt the Middle-Class By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

No one disputes that California has a big budget surplus. According to the Office of the Legislative Analyst,California has budget reserves in excess of $18 billion. Our budget reserves exceed the entire state budget of eighteen other states. One would think that the funds available for discretionary spending would chill any appetite for higher taxes.…