At the November 8 election, Californians will decide the fate of 228 local tax measures representing a cumulative tax increase of more than $3 billion per year, along with 193 bonds that would dramatically increase annual property taxes.
A project that went $115 million over budget, a $60 million courthouse that sits unused, and a spending scandal that prompted the resignation of the University of California at Davis chancellor are among the Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2016.
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The California Taxpayers Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1926 to protect taxpayers from unnecessary taxes and to promote government efficiency. We serve our members through research and advocacy on significant tax and spending issues in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.