Attacks Resume on California's Prop. 13 – How Else to Fulfill Insatiable Government Union Demands?

By Jon Coupal
A handful of far-left, Bay Area activists think they have come up with a clever plan to chip away at Proposition 13. Specifically, they are attempting to persuade local school boards and city councils to pass resolutions in support of removing Prop 13 protections for business property. While “resolutions” are not laws, they nonetheless can...

TAGS: California Prop. 13, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, property taxes

Union Controlled California Assembly Continues Assault on Prop. 13

By Jon Coupal
Without a single public hearing, the California Assembly passed Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (ACA 8), the most egregious attack on Prop. 13 ever to come out of the Legislature. ACA 8 would repeal Prop. 13’s requirement that local “special taxes” (taxes intended for a specific purpose or purposes) be approved by a two-thirds vote....

TAGS: California Prop. 13, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Jon Coupal

Paradise Lost – California is not too big to fail

By Shawn Steel
One early December morning, Las Vegas police moved in on the Silverton Hotel and Casino, just off the Strip and known for its 117,000-gallon aquarium. There, having located a getaway black Audi with no license plates, they arrested 31-year-old Ka Pasasouk—a Laotian immigrant with a violent history who had eluded deportation as well as imprisonment....

TAGS: California Prop. 13, Joel Kotkin, Right to Work, unfunded pension liabilities

California A Model For Other States?

By Steven Greenhut
California’s modern-day progressive Democrats keep crowing about the huge success they’ve had in taming the state’s budget deficit, thanks to Proposition 30’s tax increases and other “reforms,” and now are championing the Jerry Brown model as a blueprint for the nation. Is that realistic? It’s one thing that other states have to deal with our...

TAGS: California Prop. 13