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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 10

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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N.Y. Times shames Mercury-News on AB 32 coverage 10

April 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The fact that no one in the California media besides me has reported that the Obama administration considers fracking no big deal and just another heavy industry is pretty amazing. Obama’s picks for EPA

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Democrats resolved to gut Prop. 13 for businesses 13

April 18, 2013 By Dave Roberts California Democrats are seeking to weaken the protection for business property in Proposition 13, the 1978 tax limitation measure passed by voters. If the Democrats are successful, it could result in an annual $10

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Lawsuit, bills seek to dowse fire tax 9

March 25, 2013 By Dave Roberts It hasn’t been a great year for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. In January, the Los Angeles Times revealed that for seven years Cal Fire has been hoarding a slush fund

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California a model for other states? 5

Feb. 3, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — California’s modern-day progressive Democrats keep crowing about the huge success they’ve had in taming the state’s budget deficit, thanks to Proposition 30‘s tax increases and other “reforms,” and now are championing the

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German mag laughs at crumbling CA 6

Jan. 18, 2013 By John Seiler The left-center, establishment magazine Der Spiegel is the Germany’s equivalent of Time magazine. They just delighted in making fun of the decomposition of America, especially in California. After recalling that the uniform hamburger was

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