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Redevelopment is Prop. 13 in Reverse

JUNE 28, 2011 by WAYNE LUSVARDI To California redevelopment advocates, the policy brings the Midas touch to cities, turning everything into gold for the Golden State. Redevelopment fans point to all the beautiful new malls, restored Old Town business districts, industrial

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Prop. 13 Split Roll Would Be Ripoff 6

JUNE 20, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI and CHARLES B. WARREN Democrats in the California Legislature want to repeal the property tax reassessment protections of Proposition 13 for commercial properties under the dubious notion that there is a pot of California

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Bonds Could Sink Split-Roll Tax Increase 0

JUNE 15, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California’s convoluted finances, ironically, could preclude a split-roll property tax increase. Such a tax increase would alter Proposition 13 to keep property taxes on homes the same (allowing increases of just 2 percent a

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Will Crashing Real Estate Kill Prop. 13? 0

JUNE 1, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI A demogogue is a leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace. And a demographer is someone who studies the characteristics of human populations, such as

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They're Coming for Prop. 13

John Seiler: You know it would happen. They’re coming for Prop. 13, the 1978 tax-cut measure. Having overspent for decades, the California government of parasites has run up a $28 billion deficit. Jerry Brown’s new budget is expected to include

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