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Senator Anna Caballero

Senator Caballero Is New Tax Policy Committee Chair

Senator Anna Caballero, a Democrat who represents a district in Merced, has been named chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee – the tax policy committee in the upper house. Caballero succeeds Senator Mike McGuire, who was moved to a leadership position by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins. “As steward over proposals that will provide relief and support for working families and small businesses, I look forward to continued service to my district and the state of California…

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Lawmakers Return to Capitol, Introduce Major Tax Hike

The Legislature returned to Sacramento this week to begin the final half of its two-year session, and Assembly Members Ash Kalra and Alex Lee hit the ground running by introducing a tax increase to fund a government-run healthcare system estimated to cost more than $200 billion. The progressive Democrats’ ACA 11, which includes a gross receipts tax on businesses, a payroll tax on employers and employees, and a personal income tax increase on middle-class Californians and high earners (see detailed…

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