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Sacto Taxpayers Association Bestows Annual Golden Fleece Awards

The Sacramento Taxpayers Association held its Fourth Annual GOLDEN FLEECE AWARDS at the STA Annual Dinner April 18, 2018.  Golden Fleece Awards are bestowed upon public officials, governmental agencies and organizations for their “wasteful, ridiculous, or ironic use of taxpayers’ money.” As the President of the Sacramento Taxpayers Association, I wanted us to carry the torch for the... Read More

California Legislature abandons middle class

Does anyone honestly think that the California Legislature’s complete abandonment of the middle class is unrelated to the state’s highest-in-the-nation poverty rate? This past week presented a stark contrast in the Golden State. First, the controller reported state tax proceeds from all categories are exceeding budget projections. Specifically, the state brought in almost $9 billion... Read More

STA – News and links to issues discussed at February 16, 2017 meeting

Sacramento Taxpayers Association – News and links to issues discussed at February 16, 2017 meeting. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg: Addressing Homelessness: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Initiatives/Addressing-Homelessness Arts as an Economic Driver: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Initiatives/Creating-an-Arts-Capital Sac Republic Soccer and Entertainment: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Press-Releases/2017-02-02-Soccer-Unification Sacramento Sanctuary City, Mayor calls President Trump’s Executive Order “cowardly”: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Press-Releases/2017-01-25-Sanctuary-City-EO   Craig Powell’s article and history on consolidation of City of... Read More