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.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, is one of the biggest donors to Yes on Prop. 15.
Big corporate property owners would pay the bulk of new taxes; opponents claim costs would be borne by small business renters.
Prop. 16 appears in trouble, but voters narrowly support taxing commercial property to raise billions for schools and local governments.
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 of two competing tax proposals begin gathering signatures; will Gov. Gavin Newsom negotiate a compromise?
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
Potentially two initiatives on the November 2020 ballot could create a choice or confusion for voters.
Place your bets: curbs on charter schools, passage of universal preschool, more money for K-12, more teacher strikes and the resignation of Betsy DeVos; an untested governor and volatile president may affect the odds.
“Split-roll” proposal would raise billions for schools and local governments by increasing property taxes on businesses.