Paying Taxes in California
pays taxes in California and how much do they pay? And what is the
real impact of Prop. 30 - a tax increase approved by the voters for
schools and largely targeted to the wealthiest residents - on
Californians? A new report from the California Budget Project
finds that on
average, families in the lowest fifth of the state's income
distribution pay more of their incomes in state and local taxes
than other families. Today on Insight, we'll talks with CBP
Executive Director Chris Hoene about why this is and what it means
for the state.
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He's the "most interesting
politician in California history," according to former Associated
Press reporter Chuck McFadden. From living with Mother Theresa to
dating Linda Ronstadt and earning the nickname "Governor Moonbeam,"
Jerry Brown's has provided a wealth of stories for McFadden, who is
about to publish the book "Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown."
McFadden joins us to discuss the life and times of California's
two-time governor and share stories from Jerry Brown's history.
McFadden will be Sacramento State Wednesday, April 17
about the book.
What happens when a nation
depends on a highly consolidated food system? What does it mean for
our central valley? Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food &
, conducted extensive interviews to get at the
answer to these questions in her new book "Foodopoly."
We'll talk with her about what she found.