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Jacob Rees-Mogg

Rees-Mogg Slams May’s NHS Tax Hike

Leading pro-Brexit Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has slammed Theresa May’s government for seemingly breaking an election promise and moving towards tax hikes to fund the UK’s socialised healthcare system.

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Jerry Brown Trumpets Balanced Budget ‘Success’

Gov. Jerry Brown trumpeted his achievement of steering California through a seven-year financial turnaround as he signed his 16th and final general fund budget of $138.7 billion.

Elon Musk and President Donald Trump.

Fact Check: Elon Musk Is Not Paying to Run SpaceX – Taxpayers Are

At a recent campaign rally, President Trump suggested that the U.S. let “rich guys” like Elon Musk pay to develop new rockets and further space exploration using their own money — the only problem is that SpaceX uses taxpayer money for many of its launches.

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LA Metro Plans Sepulveda Pass Train for 2028 Summer Olympics

LA Metro began a series of public meetings last week to showcase a Sepulveda Pass train route to launch its “Twenty-eight by ’28” plan to build public transportation projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

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Democrat Josh Newman Faces Recall Tuesday over Gas Tax Vote

Voters in California’s 29th State Senate district will decide the fate of freshman Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) on Tuesday, when he faces a recall over his 2017 vote to increase gas taxes by 12 cents per gallon, along with other fees.

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Jerry Brown to Leave Office With $13.5 Billion Rainy Day Fund

California Gov. Jerry Brown has submitted his May revised 2018-2019 budget, which indicates he will leave office in January with the maximum $13.5 billion rainy-day fund. Brown, a liberal Democrat, has complained that no politician should face the type of

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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.