Articles Tagged With ‘Taxes’




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Bill calls for eliminating state income tax for California teachers

In response to a statewide teacher shortage, a pair of California senators have introduced a bill that would exempt educators from paying state income tax after five years on the job. [Sac Bee] California is struggling to recruit and retain... (Continue reading)

Andrea Seastrand declared California’s taxfighter of the year

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) named former congresswoman and San Luis Obisop County resident, Andrea Seastrand, the “2016 Taxfighter of the Year.” Seastrand currently serves as the president of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association (CCTA). She recently led the... (Continue reading)

Government continues to scam taxpayers

OPINION by LAURA MORDAUNT Right now in Sacramento, the men and women you sent there to protect you will be asked to vote after the Nov. 8 election to formalize the removal of road repair and maintenance money from us.... (Continue reading)

Vote no on Measure J

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Measure J is yet another proposed tax increase on November’s ballot. It’s been requested by our local governments and is intended to fund roads and transportation infrastructure. I’m voting no. Here’s why. First, some background. The... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach council backs marijuana tax

The Grover Beach City Council plans to place a medical marijuana sales tax on the November ballot. The council is also preparing to reverse its medical marijuana bans and allow cannabis businesses to operate in the city. [KSBY] In January,... (Continue reading)

Is Oceano the tail that wags the dog?

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals, as chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, has directed the abandonment of the current bimonthly billing for sanitary services and place it on the property tax. Shoals major... (Continue reading)

Los Osos penalized for under reporting wages

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District owes fines and interest for under-reporting almost $100,000 in wages during the past two years. The penalties are a result of “quarterly and annual payroll reports not being filed or being... (Continue reading)

SLO County seeking sales tax increase

San Luis Obispo County officials have endorsed a half-cent sales tax initiative that may appear on the November ballot. The aim of the sales tax measure is too reduce traffic congestion. [Tribune] Last week, the San Luis Obispo Council of... (Continue reading)

Twisted road to the Paso Robles water basin vote

By KAREN VELIE Following their failed bid to form a Paso Robles water district, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson are wanting the state to take over management of the basin claiming county funds should not... (Continue reading)

Top fundraiser in congressional race has personal finance woes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The leading fundraiser in the District 24 Congressional race to replace retiring Lois Capps also leads the top four candidates in credit card debt and history of foreclosure notices and federal tax liens. Republicans Katcho Achadjian and... (Continue reading)



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