Advocates for the protection of Proposition 13 – the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association – today touted Senator Jim Nielsen’s voting record to preserve taxpayers’ rights. In its review of lawmakers’ votes on bills pertaining to taxes during the 2013 legislative year, Senator Nielsen received a perfect score of 100 percent.
“Californians are heavily taxed in our everyday lives from cell phone taxes to car taxes. These taxes are in addition to income and sales tax increases, the fire tax and the ever increasing fees imposed by state agencies on all of us,” said Senator Nielsen (R-Gerber). “Yet, Sacramento politicians are constantly looking at different ways to tax us to pay for their pet projects.”
Nielsen added, “The practice of politicians raiding taxpayers’ pocketbooks to fund an increasingly burdensome and dysfunctional government must stop.”
After tracking over 20 pieces of legislation that would have significant negative impacts on taxpayers, HJTA thanked Nielsen for his support of taxpayers and his tireless efforts to fight on their behalf.
HJTA’s President Jon Coupal said, "For 35 years Jim has been a staunch supporter of Proposition 13 on behalf of taxpayers. This year's perfect score demonstrates a continued level of consistency that is commendable. His is a record that taxpayers can trust, and a model that other legislators should look to."
Founded in 1978, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is the leading taxpayer group dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13. Two hundred thousand members strong, HJTA’s mission is to protect the rights of taxpayers.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, HJTA also advocates for the advancement of taxpayers' rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.