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.…