Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, says there is “no way taxpayers should be on the hook” for sexual harassment settlement costs.
Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, says there is “no way taxpayers should be on the hook” for sexual harassment settlement costs. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, says there is “no way taxpayers should be on the hook” for sexual harassment settlement costs. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

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