Category Archives: Prop. 13

Did the enemies of Proposition 13 blink on ‘split-roll’ initiative?

By Jon Coupal | A reporter for the Bay Area News Group stopped by the government office in Santa Clara County and concluded that while people standing in line to pay their property taxes were upset with the heavy burden, … Continue reading

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Nearly 1 million signatures filed for initiative to strike Prop. 13’s ‘moving penalty’

By Jeff Collins | Backers of a statewide initiative aimed at expanding Prop. 13 for senior homeowners have submitted almost a million signatures to election officials, more than enough to qualify the measure for next November’s ballot, the California Association … Continue reading

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That ‘split roll’ you heard about? It’s less a Prop. 13 fix than a pension bailout

Editorial, The San Diego Union-Tribune | Proposition 13, the landmark 1978 ballot measure credited with touching off a national anti-tax revolution, has never stopped being controversial. Critics say its cap on annual property tax increases and its two-thirds voting requirement … Continue reading

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How high would your property tax be without Proposition 13?

Think Proposition 13 isn’t helping you? Guess again. How high would your property tax be without Proposition 13? To help you figure that out, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has launched an easy-to-use online tax calculator called “The Guessing Game.” It … Continue reading

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Proposition 13 must be protected, not ‘updated’ with large property tax increase

[This commentary responds to a column in the San Jose Mercury News by philanthropist and technology entrepreneur David Bohnett titled, “How California voters can update, improve Prop. 13.”] By David Kline | David Bohnett wrongly claims that local governments are “starving” … Continue reading

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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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