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Proposed Gas Tax Hike Takes Aim At Hybrid Vehicles

State lawmakers in Sacramento are set to consider a tax increase on gas and hybrid vehicles.

08/17/2015

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Judge Gives Preliminary OK To $92.5 Million Settlement In Phone Tax Lawsuit

If you used a phone in the city of Los Angeles between October of 2005 and March of 2008, you might have some cash coming to you.

08/14/2015

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Anaheim City Council To Hold Hearing On Disney Tax Break Extension Request

The Anaheim City Council is set to hold a public hearing on a request for the city to ban a gate tax on two local Disney theme parks in exchange for a proposed $1 billion expansion of the resort.

07/07/2015

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CBS2 Investigates: Southland Doctors Defaulting On Student Loans Stick Taxpayers With The Debt

Records show 846 medical professionals nationwide owe more than $105 million to the government for their student loans. Forty-three percent of those, about 362 medical professionals, are in California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/11/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Poised To Increase Public School Spending

With a growing $3 billion surplus, Democrats who control the Legislature will jockey to increase funding for child care, higher education and other social programs.

05/10/2015

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LA Mayor Backs Tax Credit To Fund Quake Retrofitting Plan

Supporters of retrofitting certain properties in Los Angeles to make them less vulnerable to earthquakes have long struggled with a way to fund such a massive effort.

03/25/2015

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California Strips Blue Shield Of Tax-Exempt Status

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

03/18/2015

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3 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 2014 Tax Return

If you haven’t already begun, now’s the time to prepare for filing your 2014 tax returns.

03/02/2015

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City Council Approves Steps To Make LA More Film-Friendly

The measures include a five-year extension on a waiver of fees charged for filming at city-owned or controlled properties, like City Hall, libraries, airports and police department facilities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/02/2014

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Governor Announces $330M Tax Credit For California Film, TV Industry

Gov. Jerry Brown announced a $330 million deal to boost funding for California film and television tax credit program over the next five years.

08/27/2014

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Malibu Cracks Down On Short-Term Rentals, Subpoenas Companies For Records

Malibu City Council members discussed tightening enforcement on an occupancy tax similar to those required of hotels – something Mayor Skylar Peak calls a matter of fairness – at Monday night’s meeting.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/11/2014

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Truckers, Business Leaders Rally Against ‘Hidden’ Gas Tax

Southland truck drivers and local business leaders Thursday staged a protest over what they say is a hidden gas tax under California’s “cap and trade” program.

06/05/2014

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Sen. Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For Every Mile They Drive

The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they drive.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/05/2014

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‘Freedom Day’ Arrives For Calif. Taxpayers Nearly One Week Later Than 2013

Taxpayers in Southern California and throughout the state, rejoice: the income you’ve earned since Jan. 1 is enough to pay your federal, state and local taxes for 2014.

04/30/2014

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KNX 1070 Driven To Gridlock: Mileage Tax

Some people say it’s time to do away with the gas tax and switch to a mileage tax so drivers pay as they go.

03/26/2014

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