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Are voters ready to approve two massive tax hikes in 2020?

Because voters approved Proposition 13 in 1978 — the ballot initiative that capped property tax hikes at 2 percent per year and required a two-thirds vote of the Legislature before taxes could be added or increased — California became known as

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Prop. 26 shows teeth, kills San Diego hotel tax hike

One of the few recent big triumphs of the small-government, low-tax movement in California came in 2010, when state voters approved Proposition 26.  The constitutional amendment cleared up loopholes that allowed governing bodies to pass tax hikes on simple majority

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Ending water wars could spark tax wars

  Phil Isenberg wants to end California’s water wars. The member of the Delta Stewardship Council and its past chair wants to connect the cost of water more closely to its users. According to a report by the California Economic Summit, he

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Contra Costa case a template for Prop. 26 abuse

In recent California history, small-government advocates have no more significant victory than the triumph of Proposition 26 in 2010. Here’s an explanation of its main thrust from an analysis by the League of California Cities: “Prop. 26 is divided into

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Gov. Brown, Democrats push lumber tax 24

Aug. 28, 2012 By Dave Roberts When is a tax not a tax? When it’s called a fee by Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats. But the $30 million that has been proposed to be sucked out of Californians’ wallets

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Brown Pushes Cap & Trade Pension Grab 10

JAN. 11, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Call it pension “entrap and raid” —  instead of environmental “cap and trade.” Gov. Jerry Brown is floating an idea to divert $1 billion from the auction of pollution credits under California’s Cap and

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