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Grizzly Bear Project seeks property tax increases 7

There could be a property tax increase in your future — if the Grizzly Bear Project gets its way. Project head Anthony York is a veteran reporter who has “covered California politics for close to 20 years. Before launching the

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Humorous new attack on Prop. 13

Lenny Bruce was funnier But Lenny Goldberg is pretty funny, too. Because he’s wasted 40 years attacking Proposition 13, the landmark 1978 property-tax limitation initiative. The Times just ran a puff piece on him. There’s no hint that, in a state

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CA is NOT the highest taxed state 26

You’ve probably heard California has the nation’s highest taxes. Wrong. We’re only third-worst, behind even worse New York and New Jersey, according to a new survey by the Tax Foundation’s new 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index. Broken down, California ranks

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Economist called genius by left backs Prop. 13-style wealth protection

It may seem wonky and obscure now, but I bet it’s going to emerge as a strong, enduring counterpunch to Proposition 13 critics. I refer to the fact that French economist Thomas Piketty — the hottest, in the media sense,

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Split-roll tax bill strikes at Prop. 13

  Almost every year in the California Legislature Proposition 13 becomes a target for those seeking higher taxes. The 1978 tax-limitation measure, among other things, requires a two-thirds vote for local tax increases. As budget maneuvers heat up in the

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Why Prop. 13 is more crucial than ever

Every year brings attempts to gut Proposition 13, the 1978 tax limitation measure. It limits yearly increases in property taxes to 2 percent of the assessed value, beginning when the property was purchased. The original rate is 1 percent of

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Underappreciated Prop. 13 fact: It protects vulnerable in housing bubbles

As the push builds in Sacramento to undercut Proposition 13 by weakening its limits on how fast business property taxes can increase, it’s worth making two basic points in defense of the 1978 initiative — one of which doesn’t get

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Bills take aim at Prop. 13 tax limitations 2

June 21, 2013 By Dave Roberts If you think taxes are already high in California, to paraphrase Ronald Reagan, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Winding through the Legislature have been a gaggle of constitutional amendments that would make it easier

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New attack on Prop. 13; may pass Assembly today 9

June 14, 2013 By Katy Grimes An Assembly Constitutional Amendment attacking Proposition 13 is expected to be heard in the Assembly today, and some are saying it may even be passed by the Assembly. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association learned

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Six bills would make it easier to pass tax increases 23

MAY 17, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Wednesday passed six constitutional amendments to make it easier for local voters to pass various tax increases on property owners. “California didn’t knowingly vote for

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