Is Confusion Over the Label “Proposition 13” Affecting the Chances of the School Bond?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

While the Proposition 13 property tax cut measure of four decades ago still enjoys a two-to-one advantage in polls, the Proposition 13 on the March 3 ballot for a $15 billion school bond is barely hanging on according to the new Public Policy Institute of California poll.  The poll found “slim” support for the big […]

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State Economy Strong, But the Forecast is Not as Bright

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

In the State Capital, Governor Gavin Newsom gave his State of the State speech yesterday boasting about California as an economic powerhouse. While at the same time down south, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) revealed its annual economic forecast predicting that the rosy picture will likely pale. In announcing the economic forecast, […]

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Ignoring the Promises Made for High-Speed Rail

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

A new business plan has been issued for California’s high-speed rail and the only thing that is moving fast is the bullet train moving away from the promises made to voters when the bond supporting the train was on the ballot. The promises made to California taxpayers and voters  in 2008 about costs and completion […]

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Housing Conference: Homelessness is an Emergency! Mandate Reforms.

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Frustration with the homeless crisis was pervasive with the public officials who have wrestled with the problem and attended the Unhoused: Addressing Homelessness in California conference at the University of Southern California yesterday. The danger words “emergency,” “crisis,” and “urgency” were echoed in many talks and perhaps a hard-nosed solution arose.  Declare an emergency to […]

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Tax Measures Everywhere—For What Purposes?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

The coming March 3 California primary election is not simply about the presidential contest and legislative races, it’s also about taxes—big time. Voters will decide on a record 231 local tax and bond measures (backed by taxes) across the state. The California Taxpayers Association amassed a listing of the 231 measures, which cover the gambit […]

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Attacking the California Travel Ban

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

It was inevitable that other states would push back against California’s moralizing by legislation. California passed legislation to ban official travel to states that, in the view of legislators and the attorney general in one way or another discriminate against the LGBTQ community. In retaliation, Tennessee and Oklahoma issued travel bans to California and now […]

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Selling PG&E Reduces Property Taxes by Millions $

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

A government takeover of Pacific Gas & Electric Company could cost  billions of dollars for the buyout and a big loss in property taxes for the governments that want to become the new utility proprietors. As a government owned utility, a state or local government run operation would no longer be required to pay property taxes.  According […]

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CA Politicians Hate the Federal Tax Deducibility Cap. It’s Unlikely to Go Away

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Recently, Dan Walters in CalMatters gave an excellent summation about how California builds its budget on the backs of rich taxpayers and the inherent dangers of doing so when the economy turns down.  Within the article Walters suggested the Trump tax cut that caps state tax deductibility on federal tax forms may not be removed […]

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Late Voter Registration Change Encourages Possible Gamesmanship & Mischief

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

As Tony Quinn explained in his column today, expect delays and confusion in California’s primary election because of the state’s liberal election laws but add to that mix the possibility of gamesmanship and mischief if a bill now under consideration becomes law before the primary. Under contemplation by the legislature is SB 207 by Democratic […]

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Does AB 5 Violate Publishers First Amendment Protections as Well as Freelancers?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Freelance writers and photographers challenged AB 5 in court as a violation of their First Amendment’s rights to freedom of speech.  A second line of attack could come from those who hire the writers and photographers. The way some publishers run their publications, whether print or digital, could be drastically altered and potentially put out […]

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