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Trump Using Tax Day Trip to Tout 2017 Tax Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. — President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions remain, however, about just how much he's politically benefiting from...
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Assembly Democrats Want Lower Threshold to Raise Local Taxes

SACRAMENTO — California voters could decide in 2020 whether it should be easier for their local governments to raise taxes and issue bonds for affordable housing, road improvements and other public projects. A constitutional amendment proposed Wednesday wou...
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Gov. Brown Tweets to California: ‘Thank You’

Gov. Jerry Brown will finish his final term at noon Monday and then head to his Colusa ranch with wife, Anne Gust Brown. Brown tweeted a video compilation of his accomplishments Friday afternoon, along with a three-word political farewell: "Thank you, Calif...

My Turn: California Republicans Missed the Future

A decade ago, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded an alarm when he candidly told delegates at a Party convention that Republicans were “dying at the box office.” By Chad Mayes Special to CALmatters In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, in wh...