WHEATLAND, CA (MPG) – Assemblyman James Gallagher (R- Plumas Lake) has earned an “A” rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) for his favorable voting record on issues affecting taxpayers and businesses. Gallagher also received a perfect score from the California Taxpayers Association (CalTax), the state’s oldest and largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization representing taxpayers.
HJTA and CalTax are dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13, limited taxation, tax transparency, and the right to vote on tax increases. Every legislative year, HJTA and CalTax review all proposed legislation and target bills that would affect California’s tax structure and complexity, the initiative process, and Proposition 13.
“I am very proud to have received an “A” rating on the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Taxpayers Association legislative score cards,” said Assemblyman Gallagher. “I have always been committed to protecting the hardworking families and taxpayers of California by opposing unnecessary taxes that discourage job creation and economic growth.”
California has some of the nation’s highest taxes, including the highest state sales tax, highest gas taxes, highest marginal income tax rate, and the highest business owner income tax rate.
“California continues to have one of the highest tax burdens in the county. Not surprisingly, we also continue to be ranked dead last for our business climate. That is why I supported legislation that encourages efficient use of taxpayer dollars while opposing unnecessary tax increases and attacks on Proposition 13.”
Assemblyman James Gallagher represents the 3rd Assembly District, which encompasses all of Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba counties as well as portions of Butte and Colusa counties. For more information on Assemblyman Gallagher and to track legislation, visit www.assembly.ca.gov/Gallagher.
Source: Katja Townsend