NAPA VALLEY REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED
P. O. Box 464 ♦ Napa, CA 94559
12:00 p.m. Lunch / 12:30 p.m. Program
Napa County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy program began in 1996 for the purpose of serving the employees of the Napa Police Department, as well as the citizens of our community.
Soon their work became recognized as valuable by other agencies and, thus, they now serve all law enforcement and fire service agencies within the city and county of Napa. They proudly serve these agencies, their families, and the citizens of Napa, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Law Enforcement and Fire Service Chaplaincy of Napa County - “Providing immediate crisis support for emergency personnel, victims & families”. For more information about the Chaplaincy, go to napachaps.com.
While the Governor is urging his predecessor to be prudent because "a recession is lurking", Brown still manages to spend more than ever. With bonds and special funds, Governor Brown's spending plan tops $190 billion.
Don't be fooled by the proposed $10 billion to be squirreled away in our state's "Rainy Day Fund", because it has to get there first.
Now starts the 5 months of Democrat legislative negotiating before the Governor's May Revise Budget. Our state Democrats see a surplus as a spending spree, and with the gas tax increase, make no mistake that revenue promised to fix our roads and infrastructure will go anywhere but.
While this is mostly speculation, we do have a lot of history to draw on for examples of mismanaged budgets and general fund shell games. Just click HERE or HERE to refresh your memory. This is just the beginning of the budget battles, so stay tuned!
NAPA COUNTY TAX NEWS
Republican candidate for governor, Travis Allen (pictured), recently claimed California’s taxes are "among the highest in the nation." Looking at some of the most important tax categories, including income, sales and gasoline taxes, there’s a lot of truth to his claim. California has the highest top tier income tax and the highest state sales tax in the nation.
Property taxes in California have continued to rise after being significantly lowered by Proposition 13 in 1978. This has occurred largely as a result of local bond measures (such as school bonds) and other local district tax measures. Our local measures include the San Francisco Bay Area restoration parcel tax, water, sewer and garbage taxes and, for some, a homeowners association tax.
In recent years, top Democrats in California have deflected criticism about the state’s high taxes by pointing to strong employment and GDP growth. Governor Jerry Brown, for example, has repeatedly pointed to more than two million jobs California has created since he returned to office in 2011.
California has the only solution for global warming in the nation which results in added cap and trade taxes on our energy sources.
Brown also recently signed a very unpopular bill adding a 12 cent per gallon increase in the state’s gasoline tax. This made California’s gas tax the second highest in the nation after it went into effect November 1, 2017. Brown has labeled those opposed to this bill as, “freeloaders“. A campaign to repeal this bill has been initiated.
California’s economy has succeeded despite its high taxes. Some people move to California in spite of the taxes, because of other positive benefits. There’s good weather, high-tech jobs in "Silicon Valley“, great universities, Hollywood, etc. which make it worth paying the taxes for some.
Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs
Rochelle Heskett, President
Canine Guardians is an accredited nonprofit organization located in the beautiful Napa Valley.
♦ Canine Guardians not only helps with physical needs, but can heal emotional wounds, as well.
♦ Returning veterans suffering from PTSD are in serious need of relief from their fears, dark dreams and unwanted paranoia that haunt them constantly.
♦ Our dogs comfort veterans with amazing calm, love, and understanding. They wake them from nightmares and give them the feeling of safety in public.
♦ They have their back and are always there when needed the most.
~THE TEN CANNOTS~
Written as a pamphlet by William John Henry Boetcker (1873-1962), an ordained Presbyterian Minister: