Tax Hike

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California Gas Tax Hike Goes Into Effect; Now Highest In Nation

Starting this week California drivers are spending more to fill up at the pump.



Sales Tax Increase In Bay Area Cities, Counties Effective April 1

This could be a good weekend to buy a wide variety items — from cars to tools to clothes — because sales taxes in more than 20 cities and counties across California are due to go up Monday.


California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Field Poll Shows Narrow Majority Support Gov. Brown’s Tax Initiative

New polling found a slim majority of California voters favor tax-hike initiative the governor placed on the November ballot.


Gov. Jerry Brown promotes Proposition 30 outside James Lick Middle School in San Francisco, August 22, 2012. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Pushes Prop. 30 Tax Plan At San Francisco School

Gov. Jerry Brown visited a middle school in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood today as part of a campaign to push for the passage of his statewide tax measure on the November ballot.


California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Prop. 30 Opponents Bank On Voter Outrage To Fight Gov. Brown’s Tax Plan

Opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan said they hope to tap voter outrage over how Sacramento has managed taxpayer money in order to seize the lead in a campaign where the governor has a clear fundraising advantage.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Plan Would Freeze UC, CSU Fees If Voters Pass Tax Hike

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have come up with a plan to freeze tuition rates at California’s public universities if voters approve a tax hike in November.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Seeks Business Support For Tax Hike Proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown is pitching his proposal to raise the state sales and income taxes to an audience that traditionally opposes tax increases—members of the California Chamber of Commerce.