Our friend Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, wants to warn you about several propositions on the ballot.  Although we haven’t taken an official position on all of these measures, we generally think Jon makes sense!

He states, in part, “A number of the state measures will impact taxpayers. Propositions 55 is an extension of California’s highest state income tax rate in the nation, which was sold as “temporary” when approved by voters in 2012. Proposition 56 would increase tobacco taxes to fund ongoing programs that will demand funding, even when the number of smokers declines. Proposition 53 is also important as it would expand taxpayers’ right to vote on major state bonds for megaprojects costing more than $2 billion.

“To help voters make informed decisions, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has created a special website, California Initiatives 2016, which has simple summaries of what the 17 initiatives will do and links to the websites of the sponsors and opponents of each measure.

Click here to read the full piece and to access the Taxpayer Tool for assessing propositions.

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