Sen. Jeff Stone Receives Perfect Score from Howard Jarvis Tax Association

Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Riverside County announced Monday his voting record was 100 percent in alignment with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association in the 2017 legislative session.

Senator Stone was one of only 10 legislators out of 120 to achieve such a high mark.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, one of the leading and most prominent taxpayer organizations in California, scored a total of 22 bills in 2017, and Stone voted on the side of taxpayers every time he had the opportunity to do so.  While 26 legislators received “A” ratings from the organization that was created by the late Howard Jarvis — the author of Proposition 13 that passed in 1978 to limit property tax increases — only 10 received a perfect score.

Stone said it is an honor working with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association — an organization that puts the interests of everyday taxpayers ahead of special interests — to fight for lower and fairer taxes here in California.

“Every vote I cast in Sacramento is done with the best interests of my constituents, and I’m proud to associate myself with a non-partisan organization that puts taxpayers first,” Stone said in the release.  “When legislators hear from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, they know they are hearing from real people who pay real money to fund a government that sadly seems to treat tax dollars like a special-interest piggy bank.”

Stone represents California’s 28th Senate District. The district, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Wildomar.