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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)

San Luis Obispo residents facing tax fatigue

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER On Nov. 4, San Luis Obispo voters will be voting on three local tax/bond measures. A new ½ percent city sales tax (Measure G), a $177 million San Luis Coastal Unified School District bond,... (Continue reading)

SLO County law enforcers acquiring military equipment

Police departments and the sheriff’s office in San Luis Obispo County have been participating in federal grant programs that allow them to obtain used military weapons, gear and vehicles. [Tribune] Through U.S. Defense and Homeland Security Department grants, San Luis... (Continue reading)

Measure G is not an extension of Measure Y

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER On July 15, my colleagues on the San Luis Obispo City Council voted without my support to put Measure G – the half cent additional sales tax – on the November ballot. During the... (Continue reading)



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