Golden Gate Bridge Addition Is $255 Million Over Budget, Five Years Behind Schedule

A $145 million project to add a suicide-preventing net to the Golden Gate Bridge is running five years late and the cost is now expected to top $400 million, the San Francisco Business Times reported November 30.

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High Gas Prices Caused by Supply Problems and Taxes, Not Corporate Manipulation, Energy Commission Hearing Shows

California’s gas prices are higher than those in other states due to supply-and-demand issues – including government actions …

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Court Refuses to Dismiss Suit Over FTB’s Taxation of Out-of-State Merchants Based on E-Mails With California Customers

The American Catalog Mailers Association’s (ACMA) suit challenging the Franchise Tax Board’s use of a technical advice…

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State Could Face $25 Billion Deficit, Analyst Warns

California could face a $25 billion operating deficit in the 2023-24 fiscal year if current spending levels remain unchanged, according to a November 16 report by the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO).

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Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing to Be Held December 8

The Franchise Tax Board’s annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights hearing will be held December 8 in a meeting that will include in-person and virtual participation.

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Lawmakers Considered More Than $198.9 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees

During the final year of the 2021-22 legislative session, state lawmakers considered raising annual taxes and fees by more than $198.9 billion, the California Tax Foundation reported today.

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A Voice for Taxpayers

The California Taxpayers Association has been on the front lines supporting sound tax policy and supporting government efficiency since 1926. We are the state’s oldest and largest organization representing taxpayers. In legislative proceedings, courtrooms, elections and discussions with tax agency leaders, CalTax provides a strong and respected voice for taxpayers.


We advocate for sound tax policy and government efficiency. With an office one-block from the State Capitol, we regularly work with lawmakers to ensure that tax legislation is fair and reasonable.


We offer respected research and in-depth knowledge of tax policy. Our staff includes subject-matter experts with decades of experience working on income, sales, and property tax issues at Big Four accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies.


We regularly comment about tax issues in the press and discuss how higher taxes will make it more expensive to live and do business in our state.

Our members include tax and finance professionals working at small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, as well as individuals.


Our continued success depends on support from members like you.

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Call to Action

CalTax is fighting to save Proposition 13 and stop taxes that would make California even less affordable for residents and businesses.

In 2020, voters rejected the largest proposed property tax increase in state history. The ballot measure – Proposition 15 – would have eliminated Proposition 13 protections for many properties in California, resulting in higher rent for countless small businesses, and higher prices for just about everything we buy and use (including groceries, fuel, utilities, day care and health care).

Supporters of Proposition 15 have promised to reintroduce this flawed tax that would cost taxpayers an estimated $12 billion per year. That’s why taxpayers must stay vigilant and protect existing safeguards.

CalTax is working hard to defeat these unnecessary taxes, but we can’t do it alone. Email for information on how you can help.