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Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

ACTION ALERT: We need every HJTA member to oppose the newest attack on Proposition 13, Senate Constitutional Amendment 5. This measure would make it easier to raise property tax bills by lowering the two-thirds vote needed for approval of local education parcel taxes to just 55 percent. WHEN TO TAKE ACTION: NOW! SCA 5 will be heard in […]

Action Alert Update on Protecting Prop 13 – ACA 1 under fire but moving forward – Oppose!

Action Alert Update on Protecting Prop 13 – ACA 1 under fire but moving forward – Oppose!

Last week, we sent out an Action Alert asking all HJTA members to call lawmakers on the Assembly Local Government Committee and urge them to oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1. This measure would make it easier to pass tax increases by cutting the vote needed to approve infrastructure bonds and taxes from the current two-thirds […]

My turn: Changing Prop. 13 could worsen housing crisis. Here’s how

My turn: Changing Prop. 13 could worsen housing crisis. Here’s how

By Joel Fox, Special to CALmatters . For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the ills that have befallen California. Working with Howard Jarvis, a Proposition 13 co-author, and later running his taxpayers association, I have followed the multiple attacks on the measure, many […]

After Strike, Los Angeles Teachers Union Aim at Killing Prop. 13

After Strike, Los Angeles Teachers Union Aim at Killing Prop. 13

. By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views The 2020 election will decide if California corporations, the major one’s, will stay in California.  It will decide if they can afford to stay in a Socialists paradise.  Taxes on water, higher income taxes—probably almost a dollar extra in gas taxes (79 cents is ALREADY planned as […]

Signatures being gathered to put Anti-Tax Initiative on Ballot

Signatures being gathered to put Anti-Tax Initiative on Ballot

By Staff Currently local taxes can be raised by a simple majority.  A ballot initiative, purportedly backed by soda companies, may be on the California November ballot.  Signatures are being gathered.  It would set a new threshold of two thirds of local voters to raise taxes instead of a simple majority as it is now. […]

Think Prop. 13 isn’t helping you? Guess again.

Think Prop. 13 isn’t helping you? Guess again.

Contribute How high would your taxes be without Proposition 13? Try our new online tax calculator!   We’ve added a new feature to the HJTA.org website that we call “The Guessing Game.” It’s a calculator that will tell you what your property taxes would likely be today if Proposition 13 had never passed.   Many people mistakenly believe that Proposition 13 […]

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

    By Stephen Frank Prop. 13 makes it easy for the elderly to keep their homes.  Most elderly have paid off their homes, so the stable, predictable property taxes mandated under Prop. 13 makes it cheaper to keep the long time home rather than sell and rent or move into a residential home.  At […]

Sacramento Democrats Kill Morrell Measure to Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Taxpayers

Sacramento Democrats Kill Morrell Measure to Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Taxpayers

Today, Democrats on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee blocked Senate Resolution 39 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), a measure that would have recognized the historic passage of Proposition 13 and its role in keeping property taxes low for homeowners. The committee’s rejection of this measure comes on the heels of the largest gas and car […]

Save Prop 13!

Save Prop 13!

ACTION NEEDED: Senate Constitutional Amendment 6 (SCA 6) by State Senator Scott Wiener D—San Francisco seeks to erode Proposition 13’s two-thirds vote protections by lowering the threshold to approve special taxes, including sales and parcel taxes, to 55 percent in order to fund transportation projects. WHEN TO TAKE ACTION: Quickly! Senate Constitutional Amendment 6 is […]

Study misses point of Prop. 13

Study misses point of Prop. 13