A new analysis concludes that Prop 13 contributed to a widening wealth gap and – for decades – inadequate funding for public schools.
Study recommends no specific fix to 1978 property tax limit initiative, but the Opportunity Institute and Pivot Learning cite many reasons to consider reforms.
The first major challenge to Prop. 13’s limit on property taxes would have provided an estimated $2.5 billion to $4.5 billion annually for K-12 schools and community colleges.
This week, we delve into results of Props 15 & 16 and speculate on a Biden presidency with USC's Pedro Noguerra, union President Jeff Freitas, LA Partnership's Ryan Smith.
The first effort in 42 years to change Prop. 13 would provide $2.6 billion to $4.6 billion for K-12 schools and community colleges.
This week: opposite views on Prop. 15, an initiative to raise commercial property taxes, and a look at wildfires' lingering trauma on kids.
Big corporate property owners would pay the bulk of new taxes; opponents claim costs would be borne by small business renters.
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 on the March 2020 ballot will create confusion among some voters. And confusion is likely to add to the “no” vote total.
The state bond will underwrite some construction costs of schools and universities, with extra help for low-income districts.
To avoid competing tax initiatives benefiting education on the same statewide ballot, it eyes 2022 instead.
If there is confusion over the ballot designation Prop. 13, bond backers say not to worry; the campaign for March measure has yet to begin.
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.
State must invest new revenues in public education and modernize data system, author says.