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.
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.
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.
Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck said they support transparency and accountability for charters.
“Split-roll” proposal would raise billions for schools and local governments by increasing property taxes on businesses.