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John Chiang helped award millions in tax breaks to his developer donors

BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO ccadelago@sacbee.com AUGUST 13, 2017 12:01 AM California Treasurer John Chiang has helped award tens of millions in tax credits and bonds over the last decade to a handful of affordable housing developers who contributed to his political campaigns.


Neutered California Tax Board Forces Quick Transition

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JULY 2, 2017, 11:45 A.M. E.D.T. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Off and on for nearly a century, California lawmakers pondered breaking up an obscure elected board that now collects a third of the state’s revenue — more than $60 billion a year in sales, alcohol, tobacco and other taxes.


Local mayor pulls out of Board of Equalization race

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Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles has dropped out of the Board of Equalization (BOE) race to replace soon to be termed out Jerome Horton.


Does newly declared #BOE candidate have capacity to fundraise successfully

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Board of Equalization District 3 will have new representation in 2018.  With the June 2018 election fifteen months away, projected  front runner Scott Svonkin has already began lining up endorsements and campaign war chest.  Scott Svonkin currently serves as a trustee for the LA Community College District.


Local mayor declares candidacy for Board of Equalization

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The 2018 Election season has begun.  Most candidates have already declared their intentions for desired seats and today 2 Urban Girls received a text from a local mayor declaring his candidacy for the seat soon to be vacated by Jerome Horton.


Jerry Brown calls for criminal investigation of Board of Equalization

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BY ADAM ASHTON aashton@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday asked the state Department of Justice to investigate California’s troubled Board of Equalization and severely restricted the tax agency’s ability to do business. In a letter sent to the board’s five elected members, The Democratic governor announced the tax agency will not be able to hire […]


Board member Jerome Horton fights his depiction in audit of tax agency

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BY ADAM ASHTON aashton@sacbee.com Jerome Horton this week issued a 3,200-word response to a forthcoming audit that raises sharp questions about his role in personnel decisions at the Board of Equalization, charging that the report ignores testimony that explains his actions and that the agency’s executive director failed to inform investigators about relevant policies.


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