| Oct 18, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday urged students to back Proposition 30, his November tax initiative, saying the measure would stop years of cuts to community colleges. Speaking to about 200 students at a courtyard rally at Sacramento City College, Brown......
| May 7, 2009
| 1:21 PM
Today's topic: Big-picture time: Are Californians paying too much or too little in taxes? Are there any tasks the state does or services it provides that should stop? What other state do you believe has the proper model for California to follow?
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:06 AM
I think it's safe to say most high school seniors and their parents would rather sandblast the oil stains from the garage floor or rearrange the attic than fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
However, here's some news that should...
| Jan 30, 2011
For taxpayers who are procrastinators, this is your year.
Not only is the Internal Revenue Service asking those with more complex returns to hold off filing until mid-February, but the usual tax deadline has been extended three days, to April 18, because...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:52 AM
Want to take a meaningful summer vacation and save money at the same time? Consider a trip to help a favorite cause. Doing so can also net you a federal tax deduction to save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
That’s what Lacy Betton and...
| Apr 15, 2009
It may not have been foremost in the minds of Californians as they completed their tax forms over the last several weeks, but the state has a progressive income tax system, meaning that the marginal tax rate increases as taxable income increases. Everyone...
| Jul 20, 2009
In these budget-crisis days, when California citizens showing true public spirit are thin on the ground, I propose a tip of the hat to Gerald L. Parsky.
Parsky, 66, a prominent Los Angeles lawyer and investment executive, has shouldered the thankless...
| Sep 1, 2009
The state House of Representatives late Monday approved a Democratic-written budget bill that would cut estate taxes for the wealthy, reduce the sales tax for everyone and increase the state income tax for couples earning more than $1 million a year.
| Feb 17, 2009
| 12:35 PM
The recovery package has tax breaks for families that send a child to college, purchase a new car, buy a first home or make the ones they own more energy efficient.
Millions of workers can expect to see about $13 extra in their weekly paychecks,...
| Mar 2, 2009
Most people with health insurance say they like what they have. They trust their doctors, and they are fearful of any change in their policy.
Many of the 47 million uninsured people in this country don't go to the doctor even if they need to because they...