Study recommends no specific fix to 1978 property tax limit initiative, but the Opportunity Institute and Pivot Learning cite many reasons to consider reforms.
One week after the March 3 election, Proposition 13 remains behind 46 to 54 percent, which appears too big a gap to make up.
Several factors — confusion with a more famous 13, tax fatigue, anxiety over the stock market — may have led to the measure’s likely defeat.
Prop. 13 — unrelated to the better known tax cutting initiative in 1978 — would have helped K-12 districts, community colleges, CSU and UC with the cost of construction projects.
EdSource will post the presidential primary and Prop. 13 results, by county, using our automated tracker. Check back for results.
Proponents and opponents of the $15 billion state bond measure for K-12 and higher education facilities funding, share their views.
The $15 billion bond measure is unnecessary and unwise, opponents say.
Backers and opponents of a $15 billion K-12 and college construction bond are wondering if association with infamous Prop. 13 will affect the vote.
“Split-roll” proposal would raise billions for schools and local governments by increasing property taxes on businesses.
That's the recommendation of Rick Simpson, the Assembly's retired expert on school finance.