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Campaign 2014

Staggering Campaign Contributions In Many California Races And Proposals

California may not have the hotly contested, high-profile races for U.S. Senator or governor that some other states do this year, but it’s still attracting some of the biggest campaign spending in the country.

10/21/2014

Coca-Cola. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bay Area Proponents Of Soda Tax Measures Battle ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Beverage Industry Money

The campaign over San Francisco and Berkeley’s so-called ‘soda-tax measures’ is taking on a David versus Goliath theme with the amounts of money being invested.

10/07/2014

Proposition G rally on City Hall steps heats up when both sides of the debate expressed their views. (photo courtesy Irwin Swirnoff)

Flipped Real Estate Tax Measure G Draws Dueling Rallies At San Francisco City Hall

A real estate taxation measure on San Francisco’s ballot prompted dueling rallies on the steps of City Hall Monday morning.

10/06/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

Beverage Industry Pours Money Into Campaign To Defeat Berkeley Soda Tax Ballot Measure

The American Beverage Association has donated another half-million dollars to fight a Berkeley ballot measure that would tax sodas and other sugary drinks.

09/23/2014

(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

California Air Regulators Dispute Ads Warning Of ‘Hidden Gas Tax’

California air quality regulators are disputing the accuracy of a new ad campaign claiming a hidden gas tax is set to go in effect January 1st that could add up to 76 cents to a gallon of gas in the state.

09/22/2014

A car is seen covered in bricks following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California State Tax Relief Available For Napa Earthquake Victims

California Franchise Tax Board officials said Tuesday that state tax relief is available to taxpayers affected by the South Napa earthquake last month.

09/16/2014

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

DMV May Issue Refunds After Overcharging Thousands Of Drivers For Vehicle Registration

The Department of Motor Vehicles may owe thousands of Californians a refund after a state board says it overcharged residents for vehicle registration.

09/11/2014

(CBS SF)

IRS Sniffs Around Food Perks For Silicon Valley Tech Workers

Bay Area tech companies are famous for their free lunch perks, but the IRS has been sniffing around those extras for years.

09/03/2014

California Aqueduct

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 soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

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

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