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Property Tax Hikes Without Voter Approval May Fund California Delta Water Tunnel Project

Funding for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to help transport water to Southern California may come from increased property taxes assessed on homeowners without a public vote.

07/24/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Soda Tax Plan Step Closer To Getting Onto November Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the city for the November ballot.

07/16/2014

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Airbnb Starts Collecting Hotel Tax In Portland— San Francisco Likely To Be Next

Airbnb began collecting hotel taxes Tuesday for all of its reservations in Portland, Oregon and is expected to soon do the same in San Francisco.

07/01/2014

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Fed Judge Sentences Napa Doctor To Year In Prison For Tax Fraud

A federal judge in San Francisco sentenced a doctor from Napa to a year and a day in prison Friday for defrauding the IRS out of more than $100,000.

06/14/2014

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods

Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.

05/23/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

San Pablo Hospital That Serves Thousands Likely To Close After Parcel Tax Fails

A hospital that serves tens of thousands of people every year in the East Bay will likely close.

05/06/2014

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Pay-By-Mile Floated As Alternative To Gas Tax For California Drivers

The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would eliminate the state’s gas tax, which is currently 2nd highest in the nation at 52.9 cents per gallon. Instead, drivers would be subject to a tax based on vehicle miles traveled of a VMT tax.

05/06/2014

A low-income housing complex in Oakland. (CBS)

California’s Low-Income Renters Could Get Tax Rebate With Newly-Introduced Legislation

Two members of California’s State Assembly have introduced legislation that would provide tax rebates for low-income renters in California on a sliding-scale basis.

04/28/2014

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Report: State Improved Covered California Enrollment As Process Moved Along

A new report on Covered California’s first enrollment period points out some of the much publicized problems, but also gave the state’s healthcare exchange some positive grades.

04/16/2014

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