Posts Tagged ‘Taxes’

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Millions raised from Cal Fire fee going unspent


As fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in California this year, the state has kept millions of dollars raised from a controversial fee sitting in a fire prevention account. [Sac Bee] In June 2011, lawmakers approved legislation requiring... (Continue reading)

SLO City takes citizens on a wild ride

This is a neighborhood policing publicity photo on the city’s website -- of officers with parked vehicle on the Murray median, which is unlawful.

By RICHARD SCHMIDT Usually I write about very serious San Luis Obispo City politics — water rates, tax elections, other boring stuff. Today, dear readers, we’ll talk about goofy little things our city people do, the warp and weft of... (Continue reading)

Harley-Davidson thumps California’s Franchise Tax Board

Attorney Stew Jenkins

By STEW JENKINS A California appeals court ruled last week, in a lawsuit brought by the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company against the California Franchise Tax Board, that part of California’s statutory income tax scheme is unconstitutional because it discriminates against out... (Continue reading)

Californians may vote on cigarette tax hike

A coalition of health groups and California lawmakers is proposing an initiative to raise the state tobacco tax by $2 a pack. [LA Times] Democratic Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill that would send the initiative to California voters.... (Continue reading)

Tom Geaslen’s new gig

Former Oceano CSD general manager Tom Geaslen is embarking on a business venture with the aim of becoming the king of short-term RV rentals. [Pacific Business Times] Geaslen is one of the founders of Nipomo startup RVPlusYou, a business modeled... (Continue reading)

Storefront marijuana dispensary proposed for Nipomo

A Santa Cruz woman is proposing a medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo, not far from the Santa Barbara County line. Stephanie Kiel is the owner of a mobile dispensary that operates out of Watsonville delivering to Monterey and San Luis... (Continue reading)

Appeals board does not favor assessor’s office

OPINION By TOM BORDONARO I read with interest Noel Foerst’s editorial that concluded that the appeals board is biased towards the San Luis Obispo County Assessor’s Office and would like to offer some facts for consideration. The California State Board... (Continue reading)

IRS to pay refunds to illegal immigrants

Non-taxpaying illegal immigrants will be eligible to receive tax refunds once they receive Social Security numbers, the IRS chief told Congress last week. [Washington Times] As many as 4 million illegal immigrants may now receive work permits and Social Security... (Continue reading)

Taxpayers to fund $2.4 million giveaway to county employees

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisors are slated to vote Tuesday on a $2.4 million payment to employees described as an offset to rising health care costs. The proposal comes a week after the board voted to raise... (Continue reading)

Keep taxpayers’ monies at home

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN We are constantly told we don’t have enough money as a society to pay for various social programs, fix the roads, fund schools, rebuild infrastructure, etc. And yet when it comes to a new war or... (Continue reading)

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