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Just Like Texas, California Is Rated ‘Tax Friendly’

Kiplinger, a personal finance publication, has assembled a detailed summary of state taxes on income, property, and everything you buy. While not landing among the Top 10 most-tax friendly states, California received Kiplinger's "tax-friendly" designation —...

Is Mayor Brand Free to Lead, a Lame Duck, or Both?

Last year produced the election that knocked City Hall off of its right-leaning political axis, propelled it sharply left, and made "patience" a word for a bygone era. Bill McEwen Opinion Deliberative, consensus-building Mayor Lee Brand sa...

Newsom Signs Internet Sales Tax into Law

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring companies like Amazon and eBay to collect sales taxes on behalf of some out-of-state sellers. The law comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year states can collect sales taxes from compan...