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Editorial: Retroactive tax payments would punish job creators

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Retroactive tax payments would punish job creators

The Franchise Tax Board’s decision to retroactively tax small-business owners who sold their companies smacks of a bureaucratic over-reach.

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Editorial: Prop. 30 promises may fall short on delivery

By   /  Friday, November 16th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Prop. 30 promises may fall short on delivery

It turns out the post-election reality is far more complicated than the pre-election promise.

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Stability fund could pave way for California out of budget hole

By   /  Friday, September 7th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Stability fund could pave way for California out of budget hole

A stability fund should be put into place to hold and recycle windfall IPO tax revenue.

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Editorial: Gov. Brown’s pension moves don’t go far enough

By   /  Friday, September 7th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Gov. Brown’s pension moves don’t go far enough

The reforms themselves won’t fix California’s deep pension woes.

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Editorial: Private sector, not train, likely to put state on track

By   /  Friday, August 24th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Private sector, not train, likely to put state on track

Despite an improving economy, discontent is simmering across California this summer.

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Editorial: $2.3B is too much change to find in couch

By   /  Friday, August 3rd, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: $2.3B is too much change to find in couch

Just how “special” are California’s “special funds”? It turns out they are very special indeed. News reports during late July ripped the mask off these stealth reserves, revealing the fact that  millions of dollars in cash are lying around in accounts reserved for recycling, parks and other state-operated activities. Even state organizations that have gone Read More →

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Editorial: Silliness in Sacramento continues

By   /  Friday, June 15th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Silliness in Sacramento continues

In Sacramento, the annual budget follies continue. The Democrat-controlled Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown can’t agree on a formula to come up with a plan for the new fiscal year. Opposition from small business groups and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association dramatically increases the odds that Brown’s plan for tax hikes to close a $16 Read More →

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