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Silicon Valley’s Transportation Tax For Alleviating Traffic Remains Gridlocked

Traffic relief in Silicon Valley will have to wait now that a half cent transportation tax has been delayed until the 2016 election.

06/18/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Reject Bill To Tie Corporate Tax Rate With CEO Pay

The state Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to tie California’s corporate tax rate to executive compensation in an effort to address the growing wealth gap.

05/28/2014

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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

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Over 100 Protest Google’s Shareholder Meeting In Mountain View

Anti-eviction activists, a group of Google investors, and a group led by Reverend Jesse Jackson are holding protests outside Google’s headquarters in Mountain View.

05/14/2014

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KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For Police

While more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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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

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California Bill Would Punish Companies With Large Wage Gaps

A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

04/24/2014

Protesters gather outside San Francisco City Hall in preparation for a march to Twitter headquarters, April 15, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters March On Twitter San Francisco Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

Tax day turned into protest day in San Francisco, as dozens of city workers and others gathered at city hall for a march to decry tax breaks for Twitter outside the company’s headquarters on Market Street Tuesday.

04/15/2014

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Main Post Offices In Oakland, San Jose Open Late On Tax Day

While post offices will not be keeping different hours on tax day, two post offices in the Bay Area are open late in case any late filers cannot make it during regular retail hours Tuesday.

04/14/2014

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What You Can Do

In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.

04/14/2014

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