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California Issued 23,500 Tax Returns Without Verification

SACRAMENTO — The agency that processes California tax returns says it issued 23,500 refunds without verifying whether people had entered accurate wage information. The Franchise Tax Board plans to start sending letters next week notifying anyone who's recei...
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Newsom Pushes for Up to $10 Monthly Tap Tax to Clean Water

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to charge California water customers up to $10 per month to help clean up contaminated water in low-income and rural areas, but he will face resistance from some legislative Democrats hesitant to impose new taxes. "The f...

Should Google or Your Taxes Help Pay for Local News?

Whose job it is to revive local journalism in California? Our state’s elites have a clear, if dubious answer: themselves. Opinion Joe Mathews Philanthropists and foundations have invested in news nonprofits, like the Voice of San Diego. An...