Syndicate content

Articles Tagged: "Proposition 13"

Proposition 13

EDITORIAL: California tax addicts set sights on property

U-T San Diego editorial on an attempt usurp Proposition 13 protections through SB 1021, a senate bill that would change the rules under which school districts can impose higher parcel taxes if two-thirds of local voters give their approval.

Click Here to read the article.  Read more >>

Filed Under: News

OPINION: Market Closing Prop 13 Commercial Property Tax Gap

Wayne Lusvardi of Fox & Hounds explains that despite claims by critics of Proposition 13 that it creates a tax gap for businesses, the gap is being rapidly reduced by the natural turnover of commercial properties.

Click Here to read the article.

Filed Under: News

OPINION: The beholden state – how government unions have doomed California taxpayers

Citing the new City Journal book, "The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How To Recapture It", Steve Malanga of Fox News tells the story of how public sector unions rose to power in California politics and their continued fight to chip away at Proposition 13's tax payer protections.

Click Here to read the article.

Filed Under: News

OPINION: Another View: Don't alter Prop. 13 because of scofflaws

Responding to an editorial by the Sacramento Bee HJTA's Jon Coupal argues that Michael Dell's alleged attempt at subverting property taxes is not a result of Proposition 13's protections and explains how attempts to modify the legislation would be devastating to small businesses in the State.

Click Here to read the article.

Filed Under: News

The Legal Front

A SUMMARY OF OUR MOST PROMINENT CURRENT LITIGATION

HJTA v. CA Dept. of Forestry — HJTA is the plaintiff in this class action seeking to invalidate the State's new fire prevention fee on grounds that it is really a tax that needed (but did not receive) two-thirds legislative approval, and seeking refunds for all who filed a Petition for Reconsideration or Claim for Refund. Status: Amended Complaint filed and served; awaiting State's Answer or Demurrer.  Read more >>

Filed Under: Legal Updates