Tax

Reader Input: The very rich taxed lightly

In case anyone missed the announcement from the Federal Reserve a few days ago, the rich once again got rich and the poor got poorer. The median income of the top 10 percent incr ...

Reader Input: Forget new tax; we pay enough

Lately, there has been talk of special interests placing an oil tax on the ballot in 2016. The Legislature has repeatedly introduced bills proposing an oil tax, but they never ma ...

Reader Input: DeWitt preservation only part of answer

I was happy to hear that Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery is willing to entertain the idea of preserving the historic DeWitt Theater as long as the owners agree to pay ...

Reader Input: Sewer hike cash going where?

I am writing about the letter I received from the City of Auburn about the sewer hike. As an owner of a single-family residence in Auburn, I have a few questions about this issue t ...

Reader Input: Highway Trust Fund response

This is a response that I sent to Sen. Barbara Boxer regarding infusion of funds into the Highway Trust Fund and I do not think she will put it on her website so I am submitting it ...

Placer supes agree to share tax bucks on 2,470-home development with Lincoln

Placer County supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a property-tax-sharing agreement with Lincoln on a 521-acre development proposal that promises the construction of 2,471 new home ...

Reader Input: Boost state’s tobacco tax

Raising California’s tobacco tax would further reduce smoking rates (and) benefit lower-income people. The American Heart Association is a strong proponent of raising tobac ...

Reader Input: A warning to business owners

The business-friendly State of California, effective Jan. 1, 2013, has imposed a $1 tax on every business license issued by counties and cities in the state. Along with the fire ...

Reader Input: Corporations are undermining democracy

Our economy needs to get back on the right track, where schools are sufficiently funded and unemployment is low. We can do it if corporations pay their fair share. It will help the ...

Voters mum on Higgins fire tax proposal

Voters have been silent on Higgins Fire Protection District’s new tax proposal so far, but officials are taking steps to educate the public about what’s at stake in the ...