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State and Federal Elected Fight For COVID-19 Funds for Black Community
April 23, 2020
In a briefing with African American media on April 16, Karen Brown Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, brought together U.S. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, Assemblymember Shirley Weber and Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen to outline the societal and budgetary concerns that they are advocating for on both the state and federal level. ... read more »
Is Proposition 209 in the Way of Newsom’s Effort to Close the African American Student Achievement Gap?
March 13, 2020
To close the Black student achievement gap Newsom talked about plans to build a diverse teaching workforce of stable prepared professional teachers including more teachers that look like their students. “That's incredibly important as related particularly to African American achievement.”  ... read more »
Disaster Property Tax Relief is Available for Those Impacted by Fires
October 31, 2019
Property tax relief is available for homeowners impacted by current and recent fires, as well as by flooding, earthquakes, and other calamities. In many cases, the damaged property can be reappraised in its current condition, with some taxes refunded to the property owner. Once rebuilt, the property's pre‑damaged value will be restored. ... read more »
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JOB ALERT: Sick of Gerrymandering? Join California’s Redistricting Commission
July 19, 2019
California is looking for new commissioners to draw its redistricting maps, the maps that define who votes for California’s representatives in Congress, its state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization members. The deadline is coming up fast to apply for the job, which pays up to $300 per day. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Swears In New Board of Equalization Members 
January 10, 2019
Board of Equalization (BOE) Members Ted Gaines (1st District), Malia Cohen (2nd District), Antonio Vazquez (3rd district), and Mike Schaefer (4th District) were inaugurated on January 7, 2018, at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento. Governor Gavin Newsom administered the oath of office to the four statewide constitutional officers, who were elected in November 2018. Member Cohen is the first African American woman and Member Vazquez is the first Latino to be elected to the BOE since its inception.   ... read more »
Franchise Tax Board Raises Horton’s Profile
December 13, 2018
The FTB executive officer, Ms. Selvi Stanislaus presented the recognition on December 7, 2018, at the Board of Equalization District 3 Office in El Segundo. ... read more »
Oxnard Nonprofit Symposium Provides Nonprofits with Valuable Property Tax Strategies
October 4, 2018
Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton, together with City of Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin, and Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) hosted the Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo, an event designed to help nonprofit and faith-based organizations grow and prosper in their work serving local communities on Thursday, September 27, at the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center.  ... read more »
Board Member Jerome Horton is Honored by the New Democrats
September 13, 2018
The award presentation took place at End of the Legislative Session dinner at The Sutter Club in Sacramento. ... read more »
Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources
June 21, 2018
Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton to co-host Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo ... read more »
BOE Rejects Gas Tax Increase! 
March 8, 2018
   The Board of Equalization was poised to raise gasoline taxes through a process directed by the legislature in 2010, referred to as a "gas tax swap." Board of Equalization Member Jerome Horton said, “Enough is enough – Californians cannot bear another gas tax increase.”  ... read more »
Los Angeles County’s Sales Tax Rate Increases
July 6, 2017
Fifteen cities within Los Angeles County have special district taxes. ... read more »
Taxpayers — Beware of Scammers!!
November 25, 2015
California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Member Jerome E. Horton announces taxpayers should take a few simple steps to keep from being preyed upon by data thieves and cyber criminals. ... read more »
Not all State Agencies are Created Equal
October 21, 2015
When it comes to equal opportunity for women and people of color it would be easy to assume that in a state as liberal as California those people would be well represented in the highest levels of civil service employment, ... read more »
Board of Equalization Will Accept Cash Payments from Medical Cannabis Business Operators
July 22, 2015
Medical cannabis business owners may pay their tax liability to the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) in cash, simply by securing a seller’s permit from the Board of Equalization (BOE) and submitting a written request. ... read more »
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