Kendra Kruckenberg

Runner fire fee legislation clears Senate

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 1413, George Runner-sponsored legislation relating to the Fire Prevention Fee, cleared the Senate this week. SB 1413, authored by Sen. Mark Wyland, R-Escondido, would increase the payment due date of the Fire Prevention Fee from 30 days from the date of assessment to 60 days. Due to the rural nature of […]

Runner-sponsored bill to help disabled vets advances

SACRAMENTO – A George Runner-sponsored proposal to protect California’s disabled veterans cleared the Senate this week with unanimous, bipartisan support. Senate Bill 1113, authored by Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley), would help ensure that disabled veterans who encounter bureaucratic delays can still claim a key property tax exemption. “Disabled veterans should not miss out on tax […]

BOE releasing $40 million

SACRAMENTO – George Runner announced recently that the Board of Equalization is making good progress in getting millions of dollars in security deposits back to California businesses. “We’re currently writing to more than 4,000 taxpayers who made non-cash security deposits, like bonds and TCDs, to let them know they are no longer required to post […]

Small business telephone town hall Feb. 19

SACRAMENTO – Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone town hall for small business owners at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The free event, co-hosted by the National Federation of Independent Business, will provide specific information to small business owners on how best to avoid common tax errors.  “Small businesses are the backbone of […]

Runner seeks relief for fire victims

SACRAMENTO – George Runner Oct. 14 announced he will continue to seek relief from California’s “Fire Prevention Fee” for residents who find themselves the victim of a natural disaster. In his response to Runner’s letter Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott stated, “the Fire Prevention Fee statute, as written, provides no authority for Cal Fire to waive fees due to […]

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