tax

New fire tax question could land on North Auburn voters’ ballots

AUBURN CA - Placer County is moving forward with a possible June 5 vote in North Auburn and Ophir on raising $570,000 annually through higher taxes to maintain current fire protect ...

Be watchful for hidden charges

There have been so many letters vilifying Dale Smith regarding the letter he had written concerning a tax on bank transactions (Reader Input, Oct. 26). He may have taken something ...

Check facts, then expound

Re: Dale Smith’s “New tax will sneak up on you” (Reader Input, Oct. 26) — please check your facts before you expound — this bill was sponsored by Democrat Chaka Fattah of ...

New tax will sneak up on you

Is that couple who are so enamored with Barack Obama (Reader Input, Oct. 23) aware that another new tax was slipped in while they were asleep? House bill HR 4646 is a 1 percent tax ...

Leftist intolerance is the real reality

Paulette Walter asked if I thought certain things were “fair” (Reader Input, Oct. 7). Life is not fair. Politicians created tax rule loopholes corporations legally use. Blame p ...

Measure L voted down

As of 11:30 p.m. the Placer County Office of Elections website reported that 54.19 percent of residents had voted yes on Measure L, and 45.81 percent voted no. The measure needed 6 ...

Measure supporters encourage voting

Measure L supporters are hoping to end their campaign strong, but there are some who still oppose the potential tax. If passed, Measure L would impose a $59 annual tax on propert ...

Tanning tax burns reader

This letter is in regards to the new tax that is being levied against the tanning salons (Journal, July 1). What in the world is this administration thinking about? This is the sa ...

Can’t Washington dangle more carrot, less stick?

Consider these “carrots” as alternatives to the following “sticks” being presented by Washington: Instead of the “stick” of the proposed $900-plus billion over 10 year ...