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Media Coverage

Small businesses and communities rely on Prop. 13: John Kabateck

A study by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found only 22 percent of U.S. small-business owners own the property on…
| The Orange County Register
Media Coverage

Opinion: Not Knowing This Trivia Could Cost You

In 1978, Mohammed Ali was easily the most famous person in America, Funkadelic topped the music charts, and The Wiz…
| Post News Group
Media Coverage

Opinion: Don’t alter California’s revered Prop 13 tax initiative

More than a decade ago, I highlighted the dysfunctional ways in which California collects taxes. The state is overly reliant…
| East Bay Times
Press Releases

Broad-Based Coalition of Social Justice Organizations, Veterans Groups, Business Leaders and local Chambers of Commerce Announce Coalition to Educate Californians on the Importance of Prop 13

Broad-Based Coalition of Social Justice Organizations, Veterans Groups, Business Leaders and local Chambers of Commerce Announce Coalition to Educate Californians…
Media Coverage

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
Media Coverage

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
Media Coverage

Bay Area lawmakers push Prop. 13 end-around with big property tax hike for some future homeowners

State lawmakers from the Peninsula, East Bay and Southern California have hatched a plan to raise property taxes on inherited…
| San Francisco Business Times
Media Coverage

Los Angeles voters roundly defeat parcel tax, leaving LAUSD on shaky financial footing

Los Angeles voters decisively defeated a parcel tax that would have sent $500 million a year to schools, according to…
| LA School Report
Media Coverage

Given the lack of accountability, Measure EE is not the answer

On June 4, Los Angeles voters will decide the fate of Los Angeles Unified School District's Measure EE, a $500…
| Los Angeles Daily News
Media Coverage

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
Media Coverage

Why You Should Vote No on Measure EE

As a former newspaper publisher, I'm acutely aware of the challenge to objectively research and consider both sides of an…
| Los Angeles Downtown News
Media Coverage

LAUSD hasn’t shown it can be responsible. Vote No on Measure EE

On June 4, voters in the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District will decide whether or not to…
| Los Angleles Daily News
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Battles over local tax measures heat up

A change in the governor's office and expanded Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature have emboldened long-frustrated advocates of increasing taxes…
| CALmatters
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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 astronomical, and…
| CALmatters
Media Coverage

Opponents of SF’s Prop. C homeless measure file documents to kill tax

Two California business interest groups and an anti-tax organization have banded together to oppose San Francisco's Proposition C
| San Francisco Chronicle
Media Coverage

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
Media Coverage

Oakland City Council to decide whether to collect parcel tax

After 62 percent of voters approved a parcel tax measure in November, the City Council said the measure had passed…
| East Bay Times
Media Coverage

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…
| The Orange County Register
Media Coverage

Required vote for local tax increases in legal limbo

California's booming economy is pouring many billions of additional tax dollars into state and local government treasuries.
| CALmatters
Reports & Studies

The Evolution and Impact of Proposition 13

Proposition 13 was born out of a need for fairness. At a time of runaway inflation, corrupt assessment practices, taxation…
| California Tax Foundation
Media Coverage

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: it has brought predictability, stability and objectivity to California's property…
| 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