taxes

Daily news roundup for Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015
The exterior of the new co-working space 1920c at 950 Grant Avenue, which is above a souvenir shop and below residences.
Jason Henry/ SF Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, curated by KALW news:

Chinatown clash: Co-working space, other tech uses violate zoning // SF Chronicle

"A new co-working facility in the heart of Chinatown promises 'a collective space that incorporates wellness, sustainability, local community and collaboration.'

Fog City Blues Tax Deadline Special

Apr 14, 2015

Whether you've already filed, or are waiting for that extension, tune in for some blues views on the taxman and the almighty dollar this Wednesday April 15 at 9 pm. Followed at 10 pm by a special broadcast of Mark Naftalin's Blues Power Hour.

Your Call: The U.S.-Africa Summit and corporate taxes

Aug 8, 2014

On August 8th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the three-day US-Africa Summit in Washington DC. We’ll also talk about President Obama’s interview with the Economist in which he talked about his friendly relationship with big business. We’ll be joined by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Andrew Ross, the Guardian’s Chris McGreal and The Nation’s Mike Konczal. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Your Call: Is it time to reform Prop 13?

Jun 4, 2014

  

Today on Your Call: Covering the government shutdown

Oct 18, 2013



REUTERS/SANA


Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Dec 7, 2012

On today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the budget and tax standoff between Republicans and President Obama.  We’ll ask Decode DC’s Andrea Seabrook and the Huffington Post’s Michael McAuliff: Who’s doing reporting that takes us beyond the official narratives?  Mexico has a new President from an old party – the PRI’s Enrique Pena Nieto – we’ll hear from NPR’s Carrie Kahn about the nationwide protests following his inauguration.  It's Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

Chuck Finney is joined by Robert Wood, a Taxation Law Specialist Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a debate about Proposition 39, which would close tax loopholes for multistate companies and use the additional revenues for clean energy and education.  Proponents say closing the loopholes will generate $1B per year, while opponents say Prop 39 will cost jobs. Who is funding the Yes and No on Prop 39 campaigns? Join us at 10 or post your comment here. What questions do you have about Proposition 39? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Aug 2, 2012
Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images .

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media Roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about media coverage of taxes on the presidential campaign trail. Who is dissecting the candidates’ tax plans? We’ll also talk about the power outage in India , which affected over 600 million people. We’ll be joined by the Christian Science Monitor’s Rebecca Byerly and Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston . Join us at 10 or post your comment at yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and your.

Guests:

As the possibility of another $200 million cut in CSU funding looms this year, all eyes are on the November elections to see whether or not voters will approve Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative. It would increase taxes by one percent for Californians earning over $250,000, by two percent for those earning $500,000, and temporarily increase the sales tax by half-a-percent. If it’s not approved, CSU funding will be cut.

Potential cuts to Cal Grants trigger protest

Apr 19, 2012

 

You might think the state’s goal to reduce the deficit estimated to be more than $9.2 billion means two things – taxes will increase or programs will be cut. But is it really that simple? Not really, especially when political gridlock prevents solutions from passing.

Civil Rights attorney Molly Munger has invested an additional $2.15 million in her initiative to raise income taxes on most Californians to fund schools. The initiative still needs 504,000 total signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Meanwhile, Governor Jerry Brown has been promoting his own statewide tax increase. Supporters of that measure are worried November voters will be confusing by two competing tax hikes…

On Wednesday at 10am, tune in for live coverage of Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address, live from Sacramento.  Then join the conversation with Your Call host Holly Kernan and her guests.  What do you of the state of the state?  And is Governor Brown leading California effectively in a time of economic hardship and budgetary contraction?