Issues

Why Jefferson is no longer "just a state of mind"
The Definitive SOJ
Quick synopsis of the history and the need of the State of Jefferson.

Read the three "R's" to see why the State of Jefferson is relevant to the northern counties of California

Representation
  • Northern California has parts of 6 out of 80 seats in the California Assembly
  • Parts of 3 out of 40 seats in the California Senate
  • 2 out of 53 seats in the US House of Representatives from California
  • LA Basin & SF Bay Area make all our decisions (re: Fire Tax)
Regulations
  • California is the 2nd worst tax state and has the highest deficit nationwide
  • Personal Income Tax is nation's highest
  • Sales Tax top 10 highest in the nation
  • State Gas Taxes @ .53 cents per gallon is the highest; this is before "Cap and Trade" hikes them even further and the new 2017 fuel hikes take effect.
  • Property Taxes are 10th highest in the nation
  • Business Taxes rank 3rd worst in the nation
  • Business climate where 5% of CA businesses LEFT the state annually
  • Social Services are 32% of the budget where 3 million undocumented people enjoy those services
Restoration
  • Correcting the remedy for Reynolds vs. Sims and returning to the Federal Model of government which existed in 30 states prior to 1964 and was specifically approved by CA voters in 1926 (Prop 28)
  • Electing our own 2 US Senators and Congressional representatives
  • Electing our own Governor, State Senate and House based on Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution
  • Make Jefferson a business friendly state with common sense tax laws and no state corporate income taxes
  • Taxes on Property will stay in our counties but not be encumbered by the county (no property tax rolls)
  • Laws that will hold our representatives accountable to us
  • Reduce the 570 state agencies and bureaucracies
  • Constitutionally based laws
  • Utilization of our natural resources - timber, water, farming, mining, hunting and fishing
  • Revamping Social Services