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Berkeley Community Survey Shows Tepid Support For Ballot Measures

May 7, 2014 | 12:34 pm

Berkeley Community Survey Shows Tepid Support For Ballot Measures

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Backing for new ‘soda tax’ appears to decline, and parks levy could have trouble winning supermajority.

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San Francisco Hotel Tax May Be Just the Beginning of Regulation for Airbnb

April 10, 2014 | 4:17 pm

San Francisco Hotel Tax May Be Just the Beginning of Regulation for Airbnb

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Supervisor David Chiu proposes measure to ensure city’s housing serves residents rather than tourists.

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State, Cities Still Wrangling Over Billions in Redevelopment Money

February 19, 2014 | 6:30 am

State, Cities Still Wrangling Over Billions in Redevelopment Money

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Brentwood, 150 other cities wage court fight to hold on to cash that state seeks to divert to schools.

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Election 2013: Guide to San Mateo County Measures P to X

November 5, 2013 | 5:00 am

Election 2013: Guide to San Mateo County Measures P to X

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It’s all about public funding in San Mateo County. Residents will decide whether to reopen schools, pass a parcel tax and expand a utility bill.

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CEO Defends Apple’s Tax Maneuvers

May 21, 2013 | 8:37 am

CEO Defends Apple’s Tax Maneuvers

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by Marcy Gordon and Peter Svensson, AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dragged massively profitable Apple Inc. into the debate over the U.S. tax code Tuesday, grilling CEO Tim Cook over allegations that its Irish subsidiaries help the company avoid billions in U.S. taxes. Cook said the subsidiaries have nothing to do with […]

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Where You Can Mail Your Taxes in Late in the San Francisco Bay Area

April 15, 2013 | 12:20 pm

Where You Can Mail Your Taxes in Late in the San Francisco Bay Area

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(Bay City News Service) A handful of Bay Area post offices will stay open late today to allow last-minute tax filers to turn in their paperwork. The tax day lines at most post offices have shrunk in recent years because more people are filing their taxes online, according to U.S. Postal Service officials. Most post […]

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Budget Deal Could Slow Calif. Economy

January 2, 2013 | 4:16 pm

Budget Deal Could Slow Calif. Economy

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Congress may have pulled the nation back from a fiscal cliff this week, but the budget deal could still slow California’s economic recovery in the short term, according to an economist who specializes in forecasting the state’s future. Speaking on KQED’s Forum on Wednesday, Jerry Nickelsburg, an adjunct professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, […]

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October 1, 2012 | 8:28 am

A.M. Splash: Plastic Bag Ban Starts in SF; More Rich Live in High-Tax States; Prison Reform Results Mixed; Voters Favor 3-Strikes Reform

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Expanded plastic bag ban takes effect Monday (SF Chronicle) There’s one more thing San Franciscans need to add to their shopping list or pay up- a reusable bag. On Monday, the city’s checkout ordinance ban signed into law in February takes effect, banning plastic bags at all retail stores and imposing a 10-cent charge for […]

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California Tax Ruling Comes Too Late For Most Filers

April 17, 2012 | 2:26 pm

California Tax Ruling Comes Too Late For Most Filers

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Sometimes it pays to procrastinate. In a surprise gift to taxpayers, the State of California office that collects taxes announced Friday that most kinds of property tax are fully deductible on 2011 income tax returns. The change could cost the state $200 million, board spokesman Daniel Tahara said. Individual property owners could gain a few […]

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California’s Stem Cell Agency Ponders Its Future in Light of Budget Woes

March 19, 2012 | 8:31 am

California’s Stem Cell Agency Ponders Its Future in Light of Budget Woes

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creation of California’s stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions. The taxpayer-funded institute wielded the extraordinary power to dole out $3 billion in bond proceeds […]

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