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Is California’s Tax Burden “Fair”?

23 Oct 2017 3:05 PM | Anonymous
By David Kersten
Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy
Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A recent report by the highly regarded Calmatters.com found that the State of California has been on a “taxing binge” over the past few years, having enacted a whole slew of recent tax increases such as the “gas tax,” the “cap and tax” energy taxation scheme.

The Calmatters.com analysis found that the recent state tax increases “plus a slew of new local government levies and hikes in personal income and taxable retail sales, will raise total tax collections to just under $300 billion, or $50 billion more than they were just two years ago,” according to the report.

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