Category Archives: Prop. 13

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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Study misses the point of Prop. 13

By Jon Coupal | A recent study published in Trulia, a website dedicated to housing issues, has raised eyebrows among those who follow Proposition 13. Indeed, the title of the study itself was marginally inflammatory: “The Taxpayer Revolt: Winners and … Continue reading

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Attack on Prop. 13 coming in Assembly committee on Monday

According to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Solano County) has introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 (ACA 4) — the first bill to be heard in 2015 that represents a direct assault on Proposition 13’s two-thirds vote protections. … Continue reading

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In a 5-0 vote, the Council passes a resolution in support of Prop 13

After a brief discussion of the pros and cons of Proposition 13, the Council last night unanimously passed  a resolution in support of the historic property tax limitation measure. Whoever put the agenda together had either a sense of history … Continue reading

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