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California assembly bill AB760 ammunition tax
California Assembly Bill, AB 760, introduced by Assemblymember Dickinson, would impose a tax on retailers who sell ammunition. The tax would be imposed at a rate of $0.05 per item of ammunition sold. In addition, this bill would force consumers to pay an excise tax on the storage, use, or other consumption of ammunition.

This bill combines two of Sacramento’s worst habits: higher taxation and a disdain for the Second Amendment.

More importantly, this bill does nothing to improve public safety. Those who wish to commit crimes will still purchase bullets, buy them across state lines, or steal them. In addition, our state’s tax collectors will have authority to further invade our lives to determine whether or not we’ve paid these taxes.

Meanwhile, those who safely exercise their Second Amendment rights are punished by having to pay for the poor decisions of misguided politicians in Sacramento.


Assemblyman Donnelly


ROBERT NEWMAN is the only candidate that can save California from itself!

Let’s make him the next California Governor!

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Government employee pay increasing faster than incomes of Californians

 Sacramento — At an event tonight hosted by the San Joaquin Taxpayers Association in Stockton — the largest municipality to declare bankruptcy in the United States due to overly generous government employee compensation — the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation and the Center for Government Analysis will jointly release a new study that reveals alarming compensation trends for State workers from 2005 to 2010.

The study, conducted by the Center for Government Analysis (CGA), found that total expenditures by the State of California to finance salaries and pension benefits for State workers grew three times as fast as the per capita personal income of all Californians.

Among other findings is the fact that estimated expenditures to pension systems have increased more than 4½ times.

“Given the importance of the topic of California’s finances, the State’s expenditures (and the lack of disclosure regarding them) further erodes public confidence in our State government,” said Steven Frates, President of CGA.

The research also revealed that had the state allowed State worker salaries and benefits to increase at the same rate as the general per capita income rate for the rest of Californians, the State could have saved more than $2.1 billion — enough to increase the number of California teachers by 8.2%, adding nearly 25,000 teachers. If the State had kept the State worker workforce from growing, they would have saved even more — nearly $3 billion.

“The findings in this study completely belie the excuses from Sacramento politicians that they need more money in state coffers,” said Jon Coupal, Chairman of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation. “A rapidly escalating share of taxpayer dollars that is being spent in Sacramento today is going toward bloated salaries and pensions, not teachers and schools.”

The research was supported by a grant from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation. For a copy of the study, click here.


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