Category Archives: Prop. 13

Property tax debate in 1978 wasn’t just about ‘grandma’s house’

[This column was written in response to a syndicated column that was published in the Ventura County Star that promoted a split-roll property tax.] By David Kline | In his column supporting property tax increases in California (“Will Prop. 13 … Continue reading

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Proposition 13 on Jerry Brown’s mind

By Joel Fox | By my count, Governor Jerry Brown mentioned Proposition 13, the nearly 40-year old property tax reform, three times during his press conference presenting a new state budget. Brown’s discussion of Prop 13 came in the context … Continue reading

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Split-roll is just the first attack on Prop. 13

By Carolyn Cavecche | For the past few years, taxpayer advocates, including the Orange County Taxpayers Association, have been sounding the alarm of an impending battle to wipe away Proposition 13 protections for California taxpayers. On December 15, 2017 the … Continue reading

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Split roll is an attack on Proposition 13 and California’s economy

By Jon Coupal| Last week, a coalition of organizations that favor higher taxes submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to gut a major taxpayer protection provided under Proposition 13. The attack is the latest iteration of “split roll” schemes designed to … Continue reading

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Don’t let California become Chicago

By Jon Coupal | Well, it happened again. Homeowners in Chicago now face yet another property tax increase to pay for the city’s mounting pension debt. Local taxpayers have already been slammed with nearly $1.1 billion in property tax increases, … Continue reading

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California Realtors launch ballot drive to expand Prop. 13 for senior homeowners

By Jeff Collins, Orange County Register | An overhaul of Proposition 13, California’s landmark tax-control measure, could go before state voters next year under a plan adopted last month by the California Association of Realtors. The trade group is launching … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special

The topic Sunday on The Maddy Report was “California Supreme Court: Special Taxes Are Special” with guests Liam Dillon of the Los Angeles Times; Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; Dan Walters with CalMatters; and John Myers … Continue reading

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Trick or treat, your property tax bill is here

By Jon Coupal | Which is scarier showing up in your mailbox — Halloween movies from Netflix or your property tax bill? For homeowners, even “The Exorcist” can’t compare in terms of pure fright as the annual envelope from the … Continue reading

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Public employee pensions vs. a split roll for Proposition 13

By Joel Fox | I guess I should use the old vaudeville line: Stop me if you’ve heard this one: the push to increase commercial property taxes is about government pension costs. Returning to this subject at this time (I … Continue reading

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Recent Supreme Court ruling a topic on KABC Radio

Last Wednesday, Jon Coupal was a guest on Doug McIntyre’s morning show on KABC Radio. The discussion was about the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling that would change the rules for local tax-raising initiatives. To listen to the audio clip, … Continue reading

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