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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with journalist Thomas Frank about his new book Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.

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April 15th just passed and you hopefully finished paying the IRS. But, if you’re an independent contractor in San Francisco your taxes to the city are due next on May 31st.

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Proposition G is all about pay for San Francisco Unified School District educators. Recruiting and retaining teachers, instructional aides, school psychologists and others who work with students has been tough for the district. That’s because San Francisco is a very expensive place to live.

Prop G would boost educators’ pay through a $298 parcel tax on properties in San Francisco. It would kick in on July 1 and stay in place for two decades. Senior citizens would be exempt.

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Proposition C is about childcare and early childhood education. Brain research shows that’s really important for kids up to five years old.

But San Francisco is a really expensive city. And lots of low and middle income families can’t afford early childcare.

 

So to help subsidize early childhood education, Proposition C would put a 3.5 percent tax on most commercial landlords — property owners who lease industrial space, office buildings and retail.

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California’s Proposition 69 is concerned with fuel taxes and transportation.

Last year California’s state legislature voted to raise the gas tax, the diesel tax, and vehicle registration fees.

The bill they passed said that all $52 billion of revenue would go to transportation projects — like road repair and public transit.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring at the end of the year. On this week’s media roundtable, we'll discuss his role in passing the deficit-financed tax cuts for the rich and corporations.

In Estonia, tax filing is done in one minute

Apr 17, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I received an email reminding me that it would soon be time to file my U.S. tax return for 2016. The email said that first and foremost, I’d have to locate my W-2 form showing my earnings and taxes for last year.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re talking about Opportunity Zones. Tucked away in last year’s tax bill is a bipartisan effort to encourage investors to put their money into economically distressed areas. How would these zones shape the state’s neighborhoods?

 

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In his new book, It’s Even Worse Than you Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America, investigative journalist David Cay Johnston says political termites have infested our government. On this edition of Your Call, we discuss how the Trump administration is working to undermine government.

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Small growers feel cheated by state ... Tips on getting legal in California ... The final freewheeling Emerald Cup ... Health, opinion, awards and more.

  

On Tuesday, the Senate Budget Committee voted 12-11, on party lines, to send the Republican tax bill to the floor for a full vote by as soon as Thursday.  

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with McClatchy’s Ben Weider about why the United Arab Emirates is paying the parent company of the Steve Bannon-linked firm Cambridge Analytica $330,000 for a social media campaign against Qatar.

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Shootout at California grow site ... Cannabis literally takes over town ... Police sniffer dogs invalidated ... NFL will consider cannabis ... and more.

This week, Senate Republicans postponed the vote for their healthcare bill, which was secretly written by 13 men. The bill slashes Medicaid funding while cutting taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for the rich and corporations.  

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On the Oct 7th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the historic referendum in Colombia.

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Snapchat, Seagate among companies duped in tax-fraud scam // SF Gate

Daily news roundup for Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015
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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.

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Your Call: Is it time to reform Prop 13?

Jun 4, 2014

  

Today on Your Call: Covering the government shutdown

Oct 18, 2013



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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.

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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.

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Aug 2, 2012
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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.

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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.

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