Gov. Jerry Brown – Job Killer

When Jerry Brown was governor of California the first time (1975 to 1983) he went on a safari to Africa with rock warbler, Linda Ronstadt. Now, back in the statehouse as governor again (elected in November 2010), Brown ought to take another safari — this time to Silicon Valley (south of San Francisco). Brown, who […]

California Must Lower the Sales Tax

The highest sales-tax rate in the nation belongs to California.  That rate is officially 7.25 percent.  However, local jurisdictions can add to that base rate.  For example, in most of Contra Costa County (east of San Francisco), the sales-tax rate is 8.25 percent.  In Concord (also in Contra Costa County), the rate is 8.75 percent. […]