Aspects of Proposition 13 Simply Must Be Reformed to Save California – Huffington Post, Sunday, July 19, 2009
Blames Proposition 13 as the major impediment to California’s financial stability.
Proposition 13 isn’t the problem – LA Times, Thursday, July 9, 2009
Despite the cap instituted by Proposition 13, property taxes have increased dramatically in California. According to Board of Equalization data, property tax revenue has increased 800% since the measure passed in 1978. The measure passed 2 to 1 in 1978, and polls indicate 2-to-1 support today. Who do you trust, the politicians who want to change or repeal Proposition 13, or Proposition 13 itself?
Constitutional convention idea gaining traction – Glendale News Press, Thursday, July 23, 2009Local lawmakers have become more receptive to proposals for a rewriting of major portions of the document that sets California’s legal foundation.
GOP: Going Over the Precipice – LA Times (but written by a Washington Post Op-Ed columnist), Thursday, July 23, 2009
Asserts that Californians need to amend their state Constitution to end “minority rule” – that is, end Republican opposition to state tax increases.
Putting California back together - LA Times, Sunday, July 26, 2009
Advocates a part-time legislature, hard spending caps, limiting the two-thirds majority requirement only to tax increases, unifying the executive branch, and ending ballot box budgeting.
Close the Prop.13 Loophole – Calitics, Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Proposes eliminating Proposition 13 for commercial and corporate-owned property to raise state tax revenues.