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Howard Jarvis Group Collects 150% Signatures for Gas Tax Repeal

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association (HJTA), which has led California’s “Reject The Gas Tax” ballot initiative, delivered 940,000 signatures to Sacramento Tuesday, far above the required 585,407 valid signatures necessary to qualify the gas tax repeal for the November 2018 ballot.

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Duncan Hunter Supports Tax Reform, Though California May Pay More

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) said that despite the fact that some Californians could suffer higher taxes as the result of Republican tax reform efforts in Congress, he still supports the plan because he believes it will help the majority of citizens throughout the rest of the nation.

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Gary Cohn Throws Gas Tax Hike on Tax Reform Fire

Although Republicans in the nation’s capital claim they want to cut taxes for the middle-class, top GOP officials keep coming up with ways to hike taxes that would fall hardest on middle-income Americans.

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Sacramento Grows Twice as Fast as U.S. on Government Boom

The Sacramento region’s economy is growing at twice the rate of the rest of the United States, due to the huge growth of California taxes and government spending over the last five years, igniting a local housing boom.

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Court Shuts Down Democrats’ Effort to Rig Josh Newman Recall

An appellate judge in California has shut down Democrats’ efforts to rig the recall election targeting freshman State Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), blocking a new law Monday that would have postponed the vote until next year.

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Democrat-Appointed ‘Watchdog’ Panel Votes to Lift Rule to Save Josh Newman from Recall

The Democrat-appointed members of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission voted Thursday to ignore the advice of their own attorney and lift restrictions on campaign contributions to defend officials from recall votes — a move designed to help State Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who voted for Jerry Brown’s gas tax earlier this year.

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Poll: California Voters Want More Climate Change Regulation

California Democrats are triggering nationwide criticism, and even ridicule, for passing aggressive laws and regulations on climate change. But a new poll reveals they are giving most Californians exactly what they want.

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CA Republican Deputy Leader Quits to Protest Cap-and-Trade

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), who had served as the deputy to Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), resigned her leadership post on Thursday in protest against Mayes’ vote for Governor Jerry Brown’s “cap-and-trade” extension bill.

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Republican Travis Allen Enters California Governor’s Race

On Thursday, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) officially became the sixth candidate — and second Republican — to announce his candidacy for California’s 2018 Democrat-heavy gubernatorial race.

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Outside Money Pours into Josh Newman Recall over Gas Tax Vote

Outside money is pouring into the campaign to recall first-term State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who voted in favor of the hugely unpopular gas tax, giving Republicans a chance at breaking the Democrats’ supermarjority in the State Senate.

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Jerry Brown: California Taxpayers are ‘Freeloaders’

California Governor Jerry Brown referred to taxpayers as “freeloaders” last week for objecting to his new gas tax and car fee hikes. “The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them … They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit,” he said.

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Jerry Brown’s 12-Cent Gas Tax Passes Legislature on Deadline

Both houses of the California legislature passed a 12-cent gasoline tax hike on Thursday, meeting Governor Jerry Brown’s deadline to provide an estimated $52 billion in new revenues, ostensibly for transportation infrastructure.

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Illinois Might Tax Drivers per Mile

Illinois drivers will pay mileage taxes to raise revenue for major construction projects, if a proposal from the president of Illinois’s Senate, Sen. John Cullerton, gets his way.