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Move Along, There’s Nothing to See Here

By Jon Coupal A few years ago I wrote a column on the Orwellian practice of politicians who deceive voters by perverting the English language.  For example, the benign sounding terms “investment,”  “new revenue,” “budget solution,” and “fair share,” are all euphemisms for “higher taxes.” A horrible bill dealing with California’s controversial high speed rail projects... Read More

Administrative Judicial Council Enriches Staff, Wastes Billions, While Depriving Trial Courts

By Katy Grimes A scorching report from California State Auditor Elaine Howle found that the Administrative Office of the Courts, now called the Judicial Council, spent $386 million over four years on statewide services that nearly half of California’s 58 trial courts don’t use – including $186 million on contractors and consultants. Remember that the Administrative... Read More

California Is Not Disneyland

By Jon Coupal At the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), we have seen Proposition 13 blamed for just about everything. A national publication blamed the tax limiting measure for the not guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, while a high school physical education coach wrote in a community paper that the loss of... Read More