Understanding Employers and Why Republicans Matter

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey 0 Comments

This op-ed originally appeared in Steve Frank’s California Political News & Views Common sense dictates that people as well as employers will act in their own best interest.  This is the premise underlying market economies and why they provide more goods, services and improve the lives of all of us, much more so than a command or government manipulated market can.  …

Affluent Californians Still Contemplating Relocating to Avoid Prop. 30 Tax Increases

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 6 Comments

One quarter of those surveyed considering moving out of state A quarter of the residents in California’s most affluent communities are considering relocating out of state in response to the increase in state income taxes, according to a report released today by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR).  A scientific poll (n=401) conducted by Competitive Edge Research …

If Props 30 AND 38 pass, they might BOTH raise our taxes

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 7 Comments

Here’s today’s unsettling thought for California taxpayers — a factoid not being discussed. Props 30 and 38 can BOTH pass and, if the stars align right, raise our taxes TOGETHER. As we all know, these are two competing massive state tax increases on the November ballot. When we have two conflicting measures that pass, the one with the most votes …

Top Twenty Worst Bills Worthy of the Governor’s Veto

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey 0 Comments

This op-ed, co-authored with Senator Bob Dutton, originally appeared in the Flashreport As of today, the Governor has yet to act on any of these bills. When he is done, we will grade Governor Brown on his performance. The Governor’s “letter grade” will be computed using the following scale… If he vetoes 90% or more, the Governor got an “A”, 80% – …

Financial Plan? San Diego Unified School District says we don’t need no stinkin’ financial plan!

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 5 Comments

Recent revelations about high-interest, long term financing of a school bond measure by the Poway Unified School District cannot have escaped the attention of a single school official in San Diego, the state of California, or nationwide for that matter. Citizens are outraged and sounding off. Watchdog groups are calling for reforms that would prevent this type of financing scheme …

Would you ever compromise on taxes? Ask Sherry Hodges

South Bay Sunnycrest South Bay Sunnycrest 3 Comments

“There may be a time…” That’s the answer Sherry Hodges provided on KOCT last week during a roundtable discussion between the run-off candidates in the 76th Assembly District. Video Link: Journalist Roundtable 76th District Candidates The question and Hodges’s response begins at the 43:00 mark in the video link above. Hodges’s opponent, Rocky Chavez, plainly says “no new taxes” when asked …