Category Archives: Prop. 13

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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Busting the myth that Proposition 13 eviscerated local revenue

By Robert Gutierrez | The year 1978 might seem almost like ancient history – a distant memory for most voters, and unimaginable for a growing class of lawmakers who were not yet born then. With the passage of time, folklore … Continue reading

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The latest on the Supreme Court’s ruling on taxes and the Legislature’s shenanigans to protect Josh Newman

Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, was back on KFI Radio on the John and Ken Show this afternoon to provide updates on two items — the California Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday regarding taxes, and the Legislature’s … Continue reading

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Supreme Court ruling a blow to taxpayers

The California Supreme Court ruled today that taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process may not have to comply with taxpayer protections set forth in Proposition 13 and Proposition 218 — the Right to Vote on Taxes … Continue reading

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Senate Dems kill measure to reaffirm commitment to Prop. 13

Today, Democrats on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee blocked Senate Resolution 39 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), a measure that would have recognized the historic passage of Proposition 13 and its role in keeping property taxes low for homeowners. The … Continue reading

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Attention-grabbing headline about Prop 13 does not reflect reality

By Joel Fox | “Voters May Reconsider Prop 13,” reads part of the headline on the press release about the new Hoover Institution Golden State Poll. However, read the poll and you’ll see we are nowhere near a Proposition 13 revolution. … Continue reading

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The split roll property tax proposal is really a pension tax

By Joel Fox, Sacramento Bee | When state Sens. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, introduce a split roll property tax to increase taxes on business property, you’ll hear arguments from advocates that the tax money is for … Continue reading

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California’s property taxes are not as low as you think

Editorial, The Orange County Register |  Some like to claim that Proposition 13 has decimated local government revenue and made California a low property tax state, but this is hardly the case. While Proposition 13 has succeeded in preventing property … Continue reading

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Where is all the money for dams?

By Carolyn Cavecche | As a taxpayer, I have some basic expectations. When I dial 9-1-1 I want a police officer or firefighter to arrive at my house as quickly as possible. I expect streets and roads to be drivable, … Continue reading

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