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Our View | A Taxpayer-Hunting Wolf

Prop. 15 is a wolf in sheep's clothing — a wolf with very large feet, barging through your front door.
| The Signal | Editorial Board
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Editorial: California needs to take this job away from Attorney General Xavier Becerra ASAP

His ballot summary calls a multibillion-dollar tax hike a 'change'
| The San Diego Union-Tribune | Editorial Board
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OPPONENTS OF PROP 15, THE LARGEST PROPERTY TAX INCREASE IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY, SEEK COURT ORDER TO DELETE FALSE CLAIMS IN PROPONENTS’ BALLOT STATEMENTS

Numerous "Wildly Dubious Claims" Cited in Court Filing by Prop 15 Opponents SACRAMENTO, CA - Citing numerous "wildly dubious claims," opponents of…
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Becerra slants two ballot measure titles

California's attorneys general, the state's top legal officers, have developed a bad habit in recent years — skewing the official…
| Cal Matters | Dan Walters
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California attorney general loads language on 2 November measures

California's attorney general is charged with providing a "true and impartial" title and summary for ballot propositions. Once again, the…
| San Francisco Chronicle | John Diaz
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Editorial: Biased ballot language distorts our democracy

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra once again shows why neutral party should write titles and summaries
| Mercury News and East Bay Times Editorial Board
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ICYMI: “Biased Ballot Measure Titles Distort Our Democracy”

Southern California News Group Editorial Board Slams Attorney General Becerra's Prop 15 Title and Summary SACRAMENTO, CA - On Tuesday, the California…
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STATEMENT BY NO ON PROP 15 CAMPAIGN ON THE TITLE AND SUMMARY BY ATTORNEY GENERAL XAVIER BECERRA

SACRAMENTO, CA - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla today released the official Title and Summary for initiatives that will appear…
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Southern California Leadership Council Votes to Oppose Prop 15

Top business and community leaders from across Southern California oppose largest property tax hike in state history, higher cost of…
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Proposition 15 Will Make California’s Already Bad Housing Crisis Even Worse

California Building Industry Association joins coalition opposing the largest property tax increase in state history SACRAMENTO, CA - In November, California…
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Split Roll Tax Initiative Will Have Substantial Impact on Agriculture

Agricultural groups have serious concerns as it pertains to the split roll tax initiative that will be appearing on the…
| AgNet West | By Brian German
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ICYMI: Assessors warn “costly split-roll initiative won’t deliver promised revenues” in bipartisan op-ed

Officials charged with administering Prop 15 say its "impossible" to implement SACRAMENTO - Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone and San…
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Largest Property Tax Increase In California History Lacks Accountability and Transparency

Nearly 70% of the $12.5 billion tax hike will fund government bureaucracy - not schools and communities SACRAMENTO, CA - This November,…
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Costly split-roll initiative won’t deliver promised revenues

When it comes to assessing homes or businesses, there is not a Democratic or Republican way. County assessors fairly and…
| Mercury News | Assessors Larry Stone & Bob Dutton
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Largest Property Tax Increase In State History An Administrative Nightmare for Local Governments

Initiative's complexities will cost taxpayers more than $1 billion to implement, could reduce tax revenue for small and rural counties…
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California Assessors’ Association Announces Opposition to Largest Property Tax Increase in State History

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Assessors' Association (CAA) announced today it has voted to oppose the $12.5 billion split-roll property…
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Don’t be fooled by ballot measure on ‘split-roll’ tax

Among the pressures facing California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses—economic upheaval from the pandemic, water shortages, trade uncertainty and more—you…
| Ag Alert | Robert Spiegel
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Special Interests Qualify California’s Largest Property Tax Increase Amid Unprecedented Economic Challenges

SACRAMENTO, CA - Backers of the $12.5 billion-a-year property tax hike officially qualified their state proposition today for the November 3, 2020,…
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Major Flaw in Massive Property Tax Hike Exposed – State’s Small Businesses Get Hammered by Measure’s Higher Taxes!!!

Half of all California Employees Work for a Small Business SACRAMENTO, CA - A coalition of small business advocates across…
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Veteran Organizations Band Together to Oppose Largest Property Tax increase in California History

SACRAMENTO, CA - Fifteen veterans organizations announced their opposition today to the state proposition that will raise property taxes by $12.5 billion…
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ICYMI: Sutter County Farmer Warns of Property Tax Hike Proposition Double Whammy: Will Hurt Solar Energy Investments and Farmers

SACRAMENTO, CA - Last week, Greg Van Dyke, a fifth-generation rice farmer from Sutter County, warned that a flaw in the $12.5…
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Latino Leaders and Organizations Announce Opposition to Largest Property Tax Hike in State History

Cite Impact on Small Businesses, Higher Cost of Living SACRAMENTO, CA - A coalition of Latino elected officials alongside civil rights…
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Other View: Split Roll will hurt green energy

I'm a proud 5th generation rice farmer. My family and I have invested heavily in environmentally friendly technology - because…
| The Appeal-Democrat | Greg Van Dyke
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Flawed Property Tax Measure Undermines California’s Renewable Energy Goals, Raises Energy Costs For Families

SACRAMENTO, CA - As Californians celebrate Earth Day, backers of the $12.5 billion-a-year property tax hike are pushing forward despite the measure's…
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ICYMI: Former Speaker & San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. Warns Split-Roll Measure Will Severely Hurt Minority-Owned Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, CA - This week, former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. penned an opinion piece in CALmatters explaining how the…
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African American Civil Rights, Faith and Community Leaders Announce Opposition to Largest Property Tax in California History

Measure will increase the cost of living for families and disproportionately impact minority-owned businesses   SACRAMENTO, CA - A coalition of African…
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Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton says California voters probably aren’t in the mood to raise taxes

SACRAMENTO, CA - Last week, esteemed Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton predicted that backers of the largest property tax hike in…
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Proponents of California’s Largest Property Tax Increase Submit Signatures, Determined to Increase Cost of Living for All Californians

SACRAMENTO, CA - In the face of an unprecedented economic crisis, backers of the largest property tax increase in state…
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Southern California News Group Editorial Board Says Initiative to Destroy Prop 13 is “Catastrophically Misguided”

SACRAMENTO, CA - Last week, all eleven of the Southern California News Group newspapers published an editorial opposing the proposed…
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Visalia Times-Delta: “Farmer: Proposed changes to Proposition 13 could devastate family farms”

Largest property tax hike in California history will hurt farmers, raise the cost of living for all Californians SACRAMENTO, CA…
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Split roll measure a bad idea in good times, now even worse

An initiative that would change Proposition 13 to require nearly all business properties to be regularly reassessed to market value…
| Orange County Register | The Editorial Board
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Farmer: Proposed changes to Proposition 13 could devastate family farms

As a third-generation family farmer who supports and defends farming at every turn, I'm stunned that a measure headed for…
| Visalia Times Delta | Eric Bream
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Letter to the Editor: Give us an accurate summary of ballot measures

The California Farm Bureau recently came out against the November property tax measure that would end Proposition 13's protections for…
| Bakersfield Californian
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The Business Journal: “Farmers Fear Property Tax Changes Under Split-Roll Initiative”

Farmers and consumers will be hurt by $12.5 billion-a-year property tax hike SACRAMENTO, CA - The Business Journal published an…
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Farmers Fear Property Tax Changes Under Split-roll Initiative

Last year, when a revised edition of the split roll property tax ballot initiative was filed that would require taxes…
| The Business Journal | Frank Lopez
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CFBF opposes split-roll measure on property taxes

Warning of higher taxes on barns, dairies, wineries, processing plants, vineyards and orchards, the California Farm Bureau Federation has voted…
| Ag Alert | Dave Kranz
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Objections to the Split-Roll Property Tax Measure

Supporters of an effort to establish a split-roll property tax are currently working to accumulate signatures in order to qualify…
| AgNet West
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: Split-roll Property Tax Increase Will Raise Costs For State’s Farming Community And Ultimately For All California Consumers

SACRAMENTO, CA: Yesterday, the state's largest agriculture group, the California Farm Bureau Federation, opposed the split-roll property tax ballot measure. The…
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California Farm Bureau rolls out opposition to split roll ballot initiative

A proposal to roll back Proposition 13 for commercial properties saw a new opponent emerge on Thursday: farmers. The prospective…
| The Sun
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California Split Roll Ballot Measure Destroys Prop 13 Protections for California Farmers, Threatens Rural Communities

Agriculture was always considered sacred in the eyes of California's property taxing agencies, and especially under Proposition 13. But that could…
| California Globe
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California Farm Bureau Federation will fight ‘split-roll’ ballot measure

The state's largest agricultural organization will oppose a proposed "split-roll" ballot measure that would increase commercial property taxes, saying it…
| Politico
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California Farm Bureau Federation Opposes $12.5 Billion-A-Year Split-Roll Property Tax Measure

Measure destroys Prop 13 protections for California farmers, threatening rural communities SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Farm Bureau Federation, which represents nearly…
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California Business Roundtable President Writes Open Letter to Governor Newsom, Asks To Support Job Growth Over New Property Tax Measure

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Stanford University-based Hoover Institution published an open letter in Eureka yesterday from Robert Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable,…
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Split-Roll Property Tax Measure Continues to Sink in Public Polls

USC Rossier School of Education Poll the Latest to Demonstrate Declining Support Among Voters SACRAMENTO, CA - The USC Rossier…
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Proponents of $12.5 Billion-A-Year Property Tax Hike Grasping at Straws Amid CTA Members Failing to Meet Signature Collecting Quotas and Public Polling Sinking Below 50 Percent

SACRAMENTO, CA - Amid recent press reports that California Teachers Association members are less than thrilled about gathering signatures to qualify the $12.5 billion-a-year property…
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ICYMI: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Warns, “California is on the verge of another taxpayer revolt”

$12.5 billion-a-year property tax hike will result in more voters, businesses moving out of state SACRAMENTO, CA - Last week, Jon Coupal,…
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Another California tax revolt

While 1773 and 1978 may seem like they have nothing in common, both years go down in history books as…
| Daily Breeze
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$12.5 Billion-A-Year Property Tax Hike Continues to Sink Under 50 Percent Support in Public Polls

Largest Tax Increase in California History Has Tough Road Ahead SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)…
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California legislators must stop the attorney general from rigging ballot initiative descriptions

Imagine that in next year's presidential race, election officials scrambled the letters in Donald Trump so it appeared on ballots…
| Cal Matters
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ICYMI: California Taxpayers Association President Warns, “Don’t fall for petition on California split-roll property tax”

SACRAMENTO, CA - Last week, Robert Gutierrez, president of the California Taxpayers Association, penned an opinion piece for The Modesto Bee cautioning voters to…
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Don’t fall for petition on California split-roll property tax

It's that time of year again where signature gatherers are hustling outside shopping centers, farmers markets and grocery stores asking…
| The Modesto Bee
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The dirty tricks to increase your taxes

Perhaps California's political structure hasn't quite devolved into the kind of despotic regime like we see in North Korea or…
| Daily Breeze
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ICYMI: Growing List of Columnists, Editorial Boards Voice Frustration Over Attorney General Becerra’s Biased Title & Summary for $12.5 Billion Property Tax Hike

SACRAMENTO, CA - Earlier this month, Attorney General Xavier Becerra released the title and summary for the $12.5 billion a year split-roll…
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The false premises and promises of the push for split roll

I guess desperate times call for desperate measures. But I am keeping my fingers crossed that California voters, already living…
| Orange County Register
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Small businesses and communities rely on Prop. 13

A study by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found only 22 percent of U.S. small-business owners own the…
| San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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Split roll can’t fix what ails California

After several fits and starts, the battle over the defense of Proposition 13 began in earnest last week as progressive…
| Orange County Register
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ICYMI: San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board Says Attorney General Becerra Should Be ‘Ashamed’ Over Split-Roll Title & Summary

SACRAMENTO, CA - Yesterday, the San Diego Union-Tribune published a scathing editorial opposing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's biased title…
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Editorial: Don’t tell California voters that a huge tax hike is a ‘change’

For decades, the state Attorney General's Office has manipulated California voters by drafting misleading ballot descriptions...
| San Diego Union Tribune
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Proponents of Highest Tax Increase In California History Deceiving Voters Claiming Measure Will ‘Protect Prop 13’

Measure will ultimately drive up prices for all consumers   SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, proponents of the flawed $12.5 billion…
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ICYMI: Southern California News Group Editorial: Xavier Becerra rigs ballot with biased split roll summary

SACRAMENTO, CA - Yesterday, all 11 Southern California News Group newspapers published an editorial opposing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's biased title…
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Xavier Becerra rigs ballot with biased split roll summary

We can almost imagine the celebrations in union headquarters after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released the title and summary...
| Orange County Register
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Xavier Becerra rigs ballot with biased split roll summary

We can almost imagine the celebrations in union headquarters after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released the title and summary...
| Los Angeles Daily News
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Split-Roll Measure Tests Under 50 Percent In Public Polls: Measure Faces Long Uphill Battle

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released the results of a recent public poll showing that only 47…
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Proposition 13 works and remains popular. So why are special interests attacking it?

Backers of an initiative to eliminate Proposition 13's protections for some groups finally acknowledged something we have known all...
| CalMatters, Op-Ed
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ICYMI: Comstock’s Magazine Editorial: A Split-Roll Property Tax Measure Is Bad for Business

SACRAMENTO, CA - Yesterday, Winnie Comstock-Carlson, the president and publisher of Comstock's Magazine, penned an opinion piece expressing her opposition to…
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A Split-Roll Property Tax Measure Is Bad for Business

Prop. 13 has worked for four decades because it is simple to administer and provides one measure of stability in…
| Comstock's Magazine
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If Commercial Property Taxes Increase, Will California Companies Stop Hiring, Investing?

I weighed in on a proposed ballot initiative which, if passed, would split the property roll un Prop. 13. Known…
| San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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Attack on Prop. 13 falters, but danger is still ahead

Californians' tax rates are among the nation's highest in almost every category, but their property tax levels have remained reasonable.…
| Pasadena Star-News
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Split Roll Opponents Demand Flawed Measure Be Pulled From Ballot

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the proponents of a split roll property tax measure that qualified for the November 2020 statewide ballot…
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The high cost of split roll implementation

A proposed initiative that is headed for the November 2020 statewide ballot aims to raise at least $9 billion a…
| The Editorial Board
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Protect Golden State taxpayers, protect Proposition 13 for all

Big changes in expenses are dangerous for those in commercial real estate development. We like to be able to predict…
| Orange County Register
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Higher property taxes on businesses still loom, despite Measure EE’s defeat

Last month, voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure EE, the $500 million per year property tax increase rushed to the ballot by...
| Los Angeles Daily News
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Santa Clara County Assessor: A recession is ‘overdue’

Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone is upbeat about the economy, but he also imparted words of caution to members…
| The Mercury News
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If L.A. won’t raises taxes for schools, will Californians vote to overhaul Proposition 13?

Most of us learned the dangers of making political predictions about 31 months ago. But it's still pretty hard to…
| CALmatters
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Assessed Property Value in San Diego County Grows 6% to Record $575 Billion

County Assessor Ernest Dronenburg announced Thursday that the county's 2019 assessed value of taxable property is almost $575 billion, a…
| Times of San Diego
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Split roll proposal is a recipe for disaster in California

With Tax Day approaching on April 15, it is often overlooked that property taxes are due on Nov. 1 and…
| San Bernardino Sun
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Millennials shouldn’t fall for anti-Prop. 13 hype. Prop. 13 protects them, too.

California is currently in the middle of a housing crisis. A crisis so severe, that Gov. Gavin Newsom is committed…
| Orange County Register
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California has a huge surplus. So why are legislators still trying to raise taxes?

With the state and local governments posting large revenue gains under the existing tax structure...
| CALmatters
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Should the State of California eliminate Proposition 13?

In November 2020, California voters will be given a chance to weigh in on one of the most dangerous...
| Fox and Hounds
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Politics won over good policy, and now Californians face even more taxes

Californians complain their state is unaffordable. The cost of living is at a record high, housing prices are...
| CALmatters
Reports & Studies

Split Roll Property Tax Fact Sheet

Why is Split Roll Wrong for California? A split roll property tax would represent a massive increase in the cost…
| California Taxpayers Association
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Don’t let them gut Prop. 13

Stable property taxes on our business properties and homes under Proposition 13 are under attack.
| Napa Valley Register
Reports & Studies

35 years strong: The importance of Proposition 13 for every Californian.

Throughout the 1960's and 70's California homeowners saw their property tax rise dramatically. At first, some of the increases were…
| Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
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Maybe it’s time for California’s taxpayers to go on strike

Around California, public school teachers are on strike seeking more pay, better benefits and less competition...
| Daily News
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Split roll will only make California less attractive to businesses

California might be about to undermine the best argument it has to attract new business and jobs.
| Orange County Register
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Changing Prop. 13 could worsen California’s housing crisis. Here’s how

For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the…
| Orange County Register
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Commentary: Despite Proposition 13, California property tax revenue has soared

Much has been said and written - mostly negatively - about the effects of Proposition 13, California's iconic law limiting…
| CALmatters
Reports & Studies

Common Claims About Proposition 13

Proposition 13 was a landmark decision by California's voters in ...
| Legislative Analyst’s Office
Reports & Studies

Proposition 13 Revisited: A Look at California’s Property Tax 35 Years After Passage of Proposition 13

Proposition 13 has done what it set out to do...
| California Tax Foundation
Reports & Studies

California’s Property Tax

Despite Recession, Property Tax Revenues Remained Stable. Property tax revenues increased throughout the recession while other major revenue sources declined…
| Legislative Analyst's Office
Reports & Studies

An Analysis of Split Roll Property Tax Issues and Impacts

Overall, this study finds that a split roll property tax regime would have a significant and detrimental impact on the…
| Pepperdine University, Davenport Institute