taxes

12:00am

Tue October 9, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: How should California tax out-of-state businesses?

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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11:55pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

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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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5:01pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

November ballot will determine CSU funding

The California State University system is waiting for the fate of its funding to be determined by November ballot.

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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3:26pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Education

Potential cuts to Cal Grants trigger protest

College students from private and independent universities rally outside the Capitol building on March 7 to protest against cuts to the state financial aid program, CalGrant.

 

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.

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1:30pm

Thu April 12, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, April 12, 2012

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…

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