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Tempers flare as troubled California tax board weighs audit reforms
Sacramento Bee, 5/23/17

BOE Member Wants to Curb Troubled California Tax Agency’s Mega-Conferences
Sacramento Bee, 4/14/17

Could Gas Tax Hike Leave California with ‘Highest Fuel Prices in Nation?’
Politifact California, 4/6/17

California Lawmakers Consider a New Tax for Salon Services
ABC 7,  3/16/17

Proposed Tax on Services Could Hurt Small Business Owners
Sacramento Observer, 3/12/17

New Report: CA High-speed Rail Faces 50 Percent Cost Overruns
PublicCEO, 1/26/17

Mystery Raises at Tax Board Prompt Demand for Reforms
Sacramento Bee, 1/18/17

George Runner: California necesita más hogares para las familias de bajos recursos
Hoy Los Angeles, 5/12/16

How Long Does It Take To Pay Your Tax Bill?
My Motherlode, 4/18/16

State tax agency reports home values reaching pre-recession levels
Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 4/08/16

Proposal would shift bullet train funding for use on new water projects
Los Angeles Times, 2/15/16

Awash in cash, state’s marijuana businesses can’t take it to the bank
Sacramento Bee, 2/13/16

Antitax Republicans are Getting High on Pot Taxes
San Francisco Chronicle, 8/12/15

Marijuana Dispensaries Need Banking Access, California Officials Say
Los Angeles Times, 7/31/15

Tax Board Seeks to Stir Up Pot Revenue
San Diego Union Tribune, 5/25/15

Price of Gas in Calif., Over a Dollar More Than National Average
KCRA 5/20/15

California Tax Windfall: Spend it or roll back that ‘temporary’ tax hike?
Christian Science Monitor, 5/20/15

Board of Equalization Knows What it’s Doing on Airlines
Los Angeles Times, 5/15/15

New Contract with DMV Pumps Breaks on Tax Overcharges
Signal Tribune, 5/15/15

Governor Proposes Record $115.3B Budget
Victorville Daily Press, 5/14/15

Legislature Handed Revised Budget by Governor
Central Valley Business Times, 5/14/15

Property Values Rise Across Northern California
KCRA, 10/21/14

Lumber Tax Cut Good for Small Business
Fox and Hounds, 10/3/14

Brown Signs Bill to Aid Disabled Veteran Homeowners 
SCV News, 9/29/14

Audit: California Board of Equalization Should Leave Troubled Building
The Sacramento Bee, 9/26/14

Why Can’t the DMV Charge the Right Tax Rate?
UT San Diego, 9/18/14

Another View: Simple Changes Helping California Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs 
The Selma Enterprise, 8/13/14

George Runner: State Can Create More Jobs Without Prop 30
The Los Angeles Register, 8/7/14

Letters: Failure of AB 2510 Empowers Government
The Orange County Register, 7/28/14

Threat of litigation looms over faulty Board of Equalization tower
The Sacramento Bee, 7/20/14

Sales tax rate map released for California
The Hesperia Star, 7/18/14

Millions collected in late charges on fire-fee bills
UT San Diego, 7/8/14

State: Food Trucks Can Include Sales Tax To Menu Price
Fox 40, 6/27/14

George Runner: California’s Tax Cutting Legislature?
The Los Angeles Register, 6/24/14

Sacramento County Businesses Erroneously Charging City of Sacramento Taxes
Capitol Public Radio, 6/2/14

Runner sponsored bill to help disabled veterans moves to Assembly
Placer County Online, 5/29/14

Lawmakers: Time to ditch state-owned BOE building
KCRA, 5/22/14

Enforcement Snuffing Out Tobacco Tax Evasion 
SCV News, 5/10/14

OP-ED: California clings to illegal taxes
The Daily Journal, 4/25/14

BOE returns deposits to new businesses 
The Sacramento Bee, 4/8/14

Runner Proposes Tax Help for Disabled Veterans
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 3/17/14

Board of Equalization Opens Santa Clarita Office on Magic Mountain Parkway
KHTS, 3/10/14

California’s Gas Tax Nightmare
Fox and Hounds Daily, 3/5/14

Refund illegal taxes?
Cal Watchdog.com, 3/3/14

BOE reduces gasoline excise tax
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2/25/14

George Runner: Responsible budget would eliminate inefficient fire fee
The Bakersfield Californian, 2/9/14

Prop 39 revenues disappoint after loophole closed
Cabinet Report, 1/27/14

Runner urges governor to stop fire fee
Daily Press, 1/25/14

George Runner: Windfall could tempt Legislature to repeat past spending errors
The Bakersfield Californian, 1/19/14

Security Deposit Shakedown is Over
SCV News, 1/10/14

Runner Responds to Governor’s Budget 
Placer County Online, 1/9/14

State Tax Board Plays Santa for Startups 
San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 12/17/13

Short sales of homes unlikely to raise taxes
SF Gate, 12/7/13

State offers merchants new Web tool for sales tax compliance 
Central Valley Business Times, 11/13/13

CA contraband robs cancer research with links to terrorism
KCRA, 11/5/13

Editorial: Break on state fee for fire’s victims is simply humane
Record Searchlight, 10/23/13

Mobile Food Trucks: Food to go with a side of sales tax
Sacramento Bee, 9/27/13

State tax official asks Cal Fire not to bill Clover Fire victims for fire fee
Record Searchlight, 9/26/13

Military thrift store state tax exemption extended through 2023
Central Valley Business Times, 8/21/13

Does taxation equal stagnation?
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 8/21/13

California’s Revenue Roller Coaster
Fox & Hounds, 6/4/13

California businesses fuming over retroactive $120M tax grab
Fox News, 3/19/13

George Runner, Member State Board of Equalization, Says Fire Fee Lawsuit Received by State
Sierra Sun Times, 3/12/13

George Runner Protests Franchise Tax Board Decision Affecting Stock Investors
KHTS, 2/6/13

Hitting Business with a 2-by-4
OC Register, 1/9/13

Board of Equalization member George Runner out to fight ‘fire fee’
Chico Enterprise-Record, 9/26/12

Calif. tax collector criticized for opposing fee
Associated Press, 9/12/12

California’s sales taxes didn’t fall short in July
Sacramento Bee
, 8/24/12

Amber Alert is 10 years old in California, has helped hundreds of children
LA Times, 7/23/12

Use Tax Awareness and Compliance: A Survey Analysis
State Tax Notes, 7/23/12

Calif. Official Proposes Freeze on Gas Tax
FOX Business, 4/2/12

Tax Pain at the Pumps
CityWatch LA, 3/29/12

Tax collector wants to freeze state levy on gasoline
LA Times, 3/29/12

Senator Sharon Runner Discusses Life-Saving Double Lung Transplant For 1st Time
CBS Los Angeles, 3/27/12

Editorial: Runner’s gas tax cap a great idea
OC Register, 3/21/12

As Sacramento gas price dips, official suggests fuel tax cut
Sacramento Bee, 3/20/12

California taxman, George Runner calls for a cap on gas taxes
Examiner.com, 3/19/12

Editorial: Gov. Brown’s taxes costly, less popular
OC Register, 3/8/12

State Sen. Sharon Runner has double lung transplant, will return to work, says husband
LA Daily News, 2/27/12

California’s proposed tax hike will destroy 23,000 jobs
Examiner.com, 2/22/12

Fans Celebrate Late President Reagan’s 101st Birthday
NBC Los Angeles, 2/6/12

Calif. hopes for end to court oversight of prisons
FOX News, 1/18/12

California cell phone tax dials up buyers anger
News 10, 10/21/11

Amazon Tax: Good, Bad and Ugly
Forbes.com, 9/24/11

‘Win-Win Deal’ Or Tax Shelter? Debate Rages Over Amazon Jobs Offer
CBS LA, 9/2/11

California use-tax program hits small businesses
San Francisco Chronicle, 8/1/11

Amazon tax dispute puts California tax board in spotlight
Sacramento Bee, 7/29/11

State wants to start collecting online sales tax
ABC, 7/26/11

Some state leaders call for tax fix for small businesses
Sacramento Business Journal, 7/25/11

Will California’s Budget Be Unbalanced In A Few Months?
Capital Public Radio, 7/25/11

Should Amazon Have to Collect Your Sales Tax?
Which Way LA?, 7/20/11

Fire Protection Fees A Hot Issue In Sacramento
KHTS, 7/20/11

Brian Calle: Will California have highest unemployment in U.S.?
Orange County Register, 7/20/11

Referendum on “Amazon Tax” Likely Next Fall
Capital Public Radio, 7/19/11

Our View: Amazon tax must be tossed
Appeal-Democrat, 7/16/11

Amazon Takes on California
New York Times, 7/13/11

Amazon aims to have voters decide on sales-tax law
Los Angeles Times,7/12/11

Ex-Lawmaker: Amazon Sales Tax Would Cost California $150M
CBS Los Angeles, 7/12/11

California politicians’ hunger for revenues reaches online sales
Orange County Register, 6/17/11

California urged to sell its unpaid tax bills
Reuters, 6/6/11

Supreme Court Approves Controversial Inmate Release Plan
NBC LA, 5/23/11

California scrambles after Supreme Court orders the release of thousands of inmates
Los Angeles Times, 5/23/11

On the Money: Internet Police
CBS Sacramento, 5/3/11

Californians must work 106 days to pay off taxes
Victorville Daily Press, 4/9/11

Going to bat for taxpayers
Bakersfield Californian, 4/3/11