HJTA to appeal court ruling dismissing fire-tax lawsuit

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association plans to appeal today‘s decision by the Sacramento Superior Court dismissing their legal challenge against the state’s past collection of a “fire prevention fee” from rural homeowners. “Dismissal of...

Update: Cap-and-Trade bill and Changes to the Fire Prevention Fee

This week the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 398, purportedly designed to curb carbon emissions.  This will lead to another increase of 71 cents on a gallon of gasoline. This comes on top of the 12 cent increase they just approved.  (There seems to be no end to the...

Fire Tax To Be Repealed?

Over the last year, politicians in Sacramento have been negotiating the extension of California’s so-called “cap and trade” law which is intended to address the issue of climate change.  Last night, the governor and legislative leaders announced a proposal to link the...

Fire Tax Update – June 2017

A big thank you to all who have submitted information about their experience with the fire fee. We heard from over one thousand of you! As a result, we received hundreds of affidavits demonstrating the illegitimacy of the fee all over California. We will attach these...