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Willie Brown wants to gut Prop. 13 9

Dec. 10, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Willie Brown just reminded us why in 1990 voters passed term limits largely to move him out of his seat as California Assembly-Speaker-for-Life. Brown wrote that Prop. 13 should be reformed by “cleverly” by making “a

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Prop. 13 ‘split roll’ looms: Karma for Chamber of Commerce? 7

Nov. 7, 2012 By Chris Reed For years, the California Chamber of Commerce has had a squishy aversion to confrontation and a comfort level with Sacramento’s machine politicians that should inflame any small-government conservative. What has this toadying and willingness

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Beware of lawmakers selling Prop. 13 snake oil 21

Dec. 4, 2012 By Katy Grimes Like geese migrating South for the winter, every year a combination of journalists, editorial boards, and “experts” join California’s liberal politicians in calling for the repeal of Proposition 13. They can’t stand the 1978 ballot

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Trick or Treat? Proposition 31 is reverse of Prop. 13 9

Oct. 29, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The California Taxpayer’s Association spotted a provision in Proposition 31 whose importance no one has noticed until now. It appears to prohibit making any cuts or increases to the state budget of $25 million or

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Why a split-roll property tax is DOA 23

June 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A proposed ballot proposition circulating for signatures in California for what is called a “spilt tax roll” is dead on arrival at the ballot box in November 2012 should it gather the necessary 807,614

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California voters OK 63% of tax measures 13

June 8, 2012 By Chriss Street Local voters approved 63 percent — or 55 of the 87 — local tax, bond or fee measures on the June 5, 2012 California primary ballot, according to Michael Coleman, the creator of CaliforniaCityFinance.com.

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Revving Up Higher Property Taxes 11

MARCH 20, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Every year the Legislature attempts to rewrite Proposition 13, the 1978 ballot initiative that successfully returned property value assessments to 1975 levels, limited property taxes to 1 percent of assessed valuation and capped annual property

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California Faces Decisive 2012 5

BY JOHN SEILER JAN. 4, 2012 It’s fun to gloat about our great weather when calling freezing relatives Back East on New Year’s Day. And some good things are keeping the sun shining this year. Silicon Valley’s global technology dominance

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Lopez: TaxTaxTaxTaxTaxTaxTax 4

John Seiler: L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez continues his tax obsession with another attack on Proposition 13. His title is, “Speaking the unspeakable in California politics” — except that the “unspeakable” has been spoken continuously ever since voters passed Prop.

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Prop. 13 Circuit Breaker Halts Tax Losses 3

JULY 8, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI AND CHARLES B. WARREN California’s Proposition 13 is working to halt a larger and faster erosion of the property tax base in Sacramento County and elsewhere around the state.  But that is not what

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