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Highest income earners in California taxed at 12.4% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in California are taxed at an effective rate of 12.4 percent, compared to the state’s 8.3 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

California 4th-graders score three points below the national average on reading

Fourth-graders in California on average scored 216 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is three points below the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Irvine has surplus funds equaling $4,100 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Irvine ranks first for the state of its finances, having $4,100 in surplus funds per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

California ranks 4th worst in new economic outlook analysis

California finished 47th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

California ranks 28th best on corporate tax study

California finished 28th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

California not among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

California was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

California job growth this year projected at 0.9%

Job growth in California is expected to reach 0.9 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.8 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Euthanasia and organ donation go hand-in-hand, LA-based conservative activist says

From Patient Daily

Anyone who wants to see how far "the culture of death" can go in the U.S., where the right to medically assisted suicide is spreading, need look to western Europe and Canada, a conservative activist said earlier today during a Chicago-based morning drive show.

California has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

California would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

California ranks 48th in annual tax climate ranking

California finished 48th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in California

Chip Kelly, head football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles,, earned $3.3 million in 2018, making Kelly the highest-paid public employee in California last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in California to reach $56.1 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for California arts agencies are projected to reach $56.1 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.42 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Most California voters think about leaving for greener pastures, Berkeley poll shows

More than half of California’s registered voters have entertained thoughts about moving out of the state to escape its high taxes, political climate or for some other reason, according to a new poll by the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

California levies a total tax on lodging of 0%

Hotel room bills in California tack on a total state lodging tax of 0 percent, the lowest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in California are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

58,221 borrowers in California filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in California who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 58,221, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$5.9 billion in federal research dollars flowed to California in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to California totaled $5.9 billion in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

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