This Is Not the Time to Propose More Tax Increases

This is a year most Californians would like to forget. Plans have been scrapped, the new “normal” is anything but normal, and we all know a coffee shop, deli, bar or restaurant that has closed permanently or may not survive the next six months. With 2.5 mil...

Bill Would Add Taxpayers to List for Juries in California

SACRAMENTO — Paying taxes in California could make you eligible for jury duty under a proposal backed by some prominent state lawmakers on Wednesday who worry the people deciding criminal and civil cases are “wealthier and whiter” than the population. Peopl...
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Budget Deficit to Break $1 Trillion Despite Strong Economy

WASHINGTON — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy. “As a result of those deficits, federal debt would rise each year, reaching a percentag...