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Arnold Forced to Play Defense – For Good Reason
Apr24

Arnold Forced to Play Defense – For Good Reason

Novato’s struggling District 5 Supervisor is up for re-election and is desperately trying to evade charges by her astute challenger Toni Shroyer that Arnold has shirked her duty to assertively speak up for Novato’s residents.   Under Arnold, Novato families have suffered from new taxes that are expanding at twice the rate of the increases in their paycheck. Novato residents are losing ground financially.   For them, the pain...

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Debate featuring the candidates running for Marin County District Attorney
Apr23

Debate featuring the candidates running for Marin County District Attorney

The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers invites you to a public debate featuring the candidates running for Marin County District Attorney in the June 5th primary election.  This is an important vote, as the DA — who leads the County’s staff of criminal prosecutors – has historically been reelected for multiple terms. All three candidates — AJ Brady, Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher – have committed to participate in the debate,...

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A High Wire Act Without A Net – Novato’s Financial Condition
Apr05

A High Wire Act Without A Net – Novato’s Financial Condition

Is Novato going bankrupt? In the short term, no. In the long term, probably yes. Why? Because the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is sucking money out of local city treasuries to keep afloat a $360 billion pension system that is underfunded by $150 billion. Furthermore, CalPERS is generally recognized by arms-length non-political assessors as being not well or responsibly managed. Others in the financial...

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