[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
81°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
November 15
1978 - Southern Pacific Saugus depot closes; later moved & used as SCV Historical Society museum [story]


U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after House Republicans passed proposed tax reform bill HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on Thursday.

“The Republican tax cut bill was written to help the rich at the expense of the middle class. That’s the bottom line, and that’s why this bill needs to be voted down.

“The main priority for Republicans is permanent tax cuts for rich individuals and big corporations. In return, they’re offering long-term tax increases for working families and an attack on the Affordable Care Act. And that’s just not acceptable.

“The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that in 2021, families earning between $10,000 to $30,000 would pay an additional $5.8 billion more in taxes. And by 2027, families earning less than $75,000 would pay an additional $27 billion in taxes.Tax Cuts and Jobs Act logo

Meanwhile, millionaires would see a tax cut of $5.5 billion. This is appalling.

“Californians will be hit especially hard by the elimination of the state and local tax deduction, or what we call SALT. The six million California households that claim the deduction could either see their tax bill go up or see cuts to vital services like schools and roads. Middle-class communities simply can’t afford to lose this important deduction.

“In order to cut taxes for the rich, Republicans want to add almost $1.5 trillion to our deficit over the next decade. The increased deficit will quickly become an excuse for Republicans to make drastic cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the future. Americans who benefit from these essential programs shouldn’t be the victims of tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

“Democrats want tax reform that helps all Americans get ahead. Instead, the Republican plan leaves the middle class holding the bill.”

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up its version after the Thanksgiving recess.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

14 Comments

  1. Abigail DeSesa says:

    SCV News – that comment from KT is acceptable language per your guidelines? “COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.” Two swear words in barely one sentence? I guess I cannot let my kids use this as a source to site for school any more. These comments are approved by a moderator :-(

    • SCVNews.com says:

      Not seeing it. But we do see some strange comments from people who don’t seem to realize we’re in California (the bluest state of all).

  2. That’s it Santa Clarita, feed these people more liberal BS

  3. You guys elected this flaming communist liberal pinko

  4. Most of the Valencia wannabes will lose! #youelectedhim

    • Jeff Barkes Jeff Barkes says:

      Gus Garcia Jr.- Will most of the Valencia wannabes lose more due to the 18 cent per gallon gas tax increase or the tax plan? With your background you know MOST Californians do not pay ANY state income tax (bottom 60% pay only 2% of what the state collects in taxes), however EVERY driver pays the .18 per gallon. How disingenuous to criticize this tax package by saying its bad for the middle class and yet SUPPORT those who passed a tax that hurts the POOR and the MIDDLE class disproportionately. #youelectedthemall #ijustaskforconsistency

    • Jeff Barkes, business mileage is all deductible. Continue to grow the biz. Hello.

    • Jeff Barkes Jeff Barkes says:

      Doesnt quite answer the question Gus Garcia Jr. as to which tax “plan” will effect the lower/middle class of California more however of all the people I have asked that to, no one wants to seem to give me an answer!

    • Jeff Barkes Jeff Barkes says:

      Hope you’re well. Long time, no see

    • Don’t assume I support high gasoline taxes nor the lower class Jeff Barkes. A beer will get you a complete opinion. For now: MNF: GO for the birds 😅

  5. Typical liberal blah blah blah. Isn’t it funny how RICH they get for holding a public office on a fixed salary? STFU and retire already

  6. John Gilbert John Gilbert says:

    She’s pissed that nixing the Fed deduction for State Income Tax will make people wake up and want to know where thier tax money in this State is really spent, which will be hard as there’s no fiscal responsibility in Sacto. Overbudget ? Raise Taxes. Not spending the gas tax money dedicated for infastructure on roads and bridges? Raise the gas tax. And on and on……. Welcome to “The General Fund Laundramat.”

  7. SCVLove says:

    Its shocking to see how some people live life so close-minded. Those people are the problem with the world in entirety.

Leave a Reply


SCV NewsBreak
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
CHP Implements ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’ for Senior Drivers
SACRAMENTO - Every year, as the percentage of drivers age 65 and older increases, many look to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to help them maintain their ability to drive safely.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
Officials Raise Fire Danger Levels in Angeles National Forest to ‘Extreme’
Fire officials raised the Fire Danger Level from “Very High” to “Extreme” in the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Chili cook-off entries and craft boutique applications are now being accepted for the Antelope Valley Indian Museum’s eighth-annual “Holidays on the Homestead,” to be held on Saturday Dec. 1, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 1: Annual ‘Holidays on the Homestead’ at AV Indian Museum
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Nancy Starczyk as the 2019 Chair of the Board of Directors.
Realtor Nancy Starczyk Named 2019 SCV Chamber Board Chair
The Brittany Foundation will be at Bark Avenue Dog Grooming on Saturday Dec. 8, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., for pet pictures with Santa.
Dec. 8: Pet Pictures with Santa at Bark Avenue Dog Grooming
The Silvertone Singers, in an effort to raise funding for the new Senior Center set to open in Spring 2019, presents a concert focusing on the theme of "Money."
Nov. 29: Concert, Art Exhibit Benefiting SCV Senior Center
SACRAMENTO - Every year, as the percentage of drivers age 65 and older increases, many look to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to help them maintain their ability to drive safely.
CHP Implements ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’ for Senior Drivers
Smart & Final Stores, Inc., the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, reported Wednesday financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 7, 2018.
Smart & Final Overall Sales Increased 2.8% Over Last Year
No. 1 College of the Canyons will host No. 4 Ventura College in a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Playoff first round matchup at Cougar Stadium on Saturday Nov. 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
No. 1 Canyons Faces Off Against No. 4 Ventura in First Round Matchup
Grab your broom, don your ruby red slippers and travel to the wonderful land of Oz – long before Dorothy and her friends burst onto the scene.
City Offering ‘Wicked’ Excursion to Pantages Theatre
Fire officials raised the Fire Danger Level from “Very High” to “Extreme” in the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Officials Raise Fire Danger Levels in Angeles National Forest to ‘Extreme’
1978 - Southern Pacific Saugus depot closes; later moved & used as SCV Historical Society museum [story]
Republican incumbent Dante Acosta conceded Wednesday to Democratic challenger Christy Smith in the tight race for California's 38th Assembly District seat in the Nov. 6 general election.
Acosta Concedes to Smith in Assembly Race as Ballot Tally Continues
There's a temptation inherent to a free-flowing and high scoring game.
TMU Men’s Hoopsters Show Selflessness in Win Over Bethesda
TMU's women's volleyball team will fly to Sioux City, Iowa, to begin pool play on Nov. 27 to Nov. 29.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Earns Bye to NAIA Final Site in Iowa
Before Saturday night's GSAC title game, the PA announcer indulged himself in a bit of low-hanging humor.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Wins GSAC Tourney Title, Earns NAIA Bid
Master's women's volleyball team scored a 3-0 semifinal win over Menlo College on the way to the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament at Hope International in Fullerton.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Team Advances to GSAC Title Game
The Mustangs trailed almost all the way through three quarters, rallied in the fourth, and held on to down No. 7 Carroll 61-56 in Helena, Montana Friday.
TMU Women’s Hoopsters Close Trip with Win Over No. 7 Carroll
College of the Canyons was the team favorite to capture this year's California Community College Athletic Association women's golf state championship and the Cougars didn't disappoint on Monday, winning the program's third title.
Canyons Wins 2018 CCCAA Women’s Golf State Championship
No. 1 College of the Canyons completed a perfect 10-0 regular season and claimed its first conference championship in five years with a rousing 42-30 comeback victory over longtime conference rival No. 18 Bakersfield College.
No. 1 Cougars Finish Regular Season Perfect 10-0 to Claim Conference Title
Los Angeles County homeowners whose properties have been damaged or destroyed by the Woolsey, Hill, or Pike fires may be eligible for property tax relief.
County Officials Offer Property Tax Relief for Homeowners Affected by Wildfires
Until further notice, the California Film Commission will not accept applications for filming along Pacific Coast Highway, which is closed from Sunset Blvd. north to Las Posas Road due to the Woolsey Fire.
Filming Permit Applications Suspended in Woolsey Fire Areas
A small brush fire was reported off Interstate 5 south of Highway 138 in the Gorman area just after noon Wednesday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials.
Firefighters Douse Small Brush Fire Near Gorman
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a temporary rent stabilization policy in the unincorporated areas of LA County in order to protect renters threatened by skyrocketing rents.
Supes OK Rent Control Ordinance for Unincorporated County
California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Wednesday surveyed wildfire damage in Butte County and issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts across the state.
Brown Surveys Fire Damage, Orders Streamlined Cleanup, Recovery Aid
Nearly 700,000 ballots cast in the Nov. 6 general election remain to be counted, according to the second ballot counting update from Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan on Tuesday afternoon.
County Posts Second Results Update for Nov. 6 Election
Express Employment Professionals will host the world-renowned Express Employment Professionals Clydesdales at the local Express office in Santa Clarita on Friday, Nov. 16, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 16: Express Employment Professionals to Host Clydesdales for Carousel Ranch Benefit
Tax revenue reported by the cannabis industry in the third quarter of 2018 totaled $93.1 million for returns received through Oct. 31, an increase of more than $13 million over the second quarter.
State Cannabis Tax Revenue Higher by $13M in Third Quarter 2018
The Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will host its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 15: Civilian Oversight Commission for Sheriff’s Department Meeting
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is working to provide safe sheltering for animals as a result of the fires that have affected thousands of Los Angeles County residents.
County Shelters Caring for Animal Victims of Woolsey Fire
1935 - Voters approve $22,000 construction bond to build a bigger Saugus School. WPA kicked in another $17,181. [story]
As late absentee and provisional ballots continue to be counted in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, Democratic challenger Christy Smith has pulled ahead of Republican incumbent Dante Acosta in the 38th Assembly District race.
Smith Takes Lead Over Acosta in Assembly Vote Tally
LOS ANGELES – As first responders continue to battle the #WoolseyFire, Los Angeles County has launched comprehensive and coordinated recovery efforts to support the residents displaced by the fire.
County Partners with State, Feds for Woolsey Fire Recovery Efforts
SCVi, iLEAD’s founding school serving learners in grades TK through 12, will welcome students, parents and interested members of the community to two Prospective Family Meetings Wednesday and Thursday.
Nov. 14, 15: SCVi’s Prospective Family Meetings
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to the critical and commercially successful Wreck-It Ralph (2012), comes out next week (Nov. 21) on the day before Thanksgiving.
CalArts Alum Discusses Approach to ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
NORTHRIDGE - The CSUN men's and women's cross country teams completed the 2018 season Saturday at the NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championship at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento.
Matadors Wrap Up 2018 Cross Country Season at NCAA West Regionals