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Total Could Nearly Double if “Spot Bill” Is Amended to Impose Tax on Services SACRAMENTO – California lawmakers have proposed more than $20.4 billion a year in higher taxes and fees so far during the current legislative session, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today. “The proposals cumulatively would represent 14 percent of general fund revenue at a time when California has a record-high budget, robust reserves and an operating budget surplus,” the Tax and Fee Report states. A $4.2 billion-per-year tax on sweetened beverages (AB 138) is the largest tax documented in the…
Translating What the Gov. Says to What the Gov. Means In the last year, Governor Newsom has made a number of statements that, to put it bluntly, are completely detached from reality. For a while, we were worried the Governor was being dishonest with Californians, telling people one thing but doing another. Eventually, we realized the true meaning of his words was just getting lost in translation. To help you avoid the same confusion, we’ve prepared a handy pocket guide for translating Newsom-ese into English. HOUSING: Newsom-ese We want to direct $331 million to fund free legal aid to…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) issued the following statement on the DMV’s latest attempt to cover up failures of the Motor Voter program by releasing a critical report late on a Friday afternoon: “The DMV’s effort to minimize negative news coverage by releasing the results of the Motor Voter audit when nobody’s paying attention confirm what we’ve suspected all along – there is a coordinated effort to cover up the corruption and incompetence that led to more than 100,000 botched voter registrations. “I’ve got news the DMV shouldn’t forget over the weekend: This isn…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) opposed the 2019-2020 state budget. This budget entails a total expenditure of $320.9 billion, a 3.5% increase over last year’s budget. “This budget has it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly,” said Assemblymember Mathis. “While there are a large number of supportable proposals that aim to increase the quality of life for our citizens, there are a number of misguided priorities that do far more harm than good.” “Throughout the budget, we spend millions on new and untested proposals, and on programs which do not directly benefit…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) honored Sandy Sills as 26th Assembly Districts Woman of the Year. Sandy Sills has been named Woman of the Year because of her selfless work in the community of Dinuba. She constantly wants the best for her city and strives to help everyone. Sandy’s the Chair of the Economic Development Commission & the CEO of the Dinuba Chamber of Commerce. She also spends much of her time volunteering with her church & several non-profit organizations, but still makes time to be with her family. “Sandy is an amazing and dedicated woman in…