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Prop. 15 Tax Measure Set to Fail in California, but It’s Close

Prop. 15 Tax Measure Set to Fail in California, but It’s Close

BY JAMIE JOSEPH One of California’s most-watched propositions this election, Proposition 15, is on its way to failing, but it’s close. As of Nov. 9, results showed 51.8 percent of the vote was against Prop. 15, and 48.2 percent for it. Prop. 15 would essentially raise property taxes for many commercial property owners to garner an estimated $8 billion to $12.5 […]

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

    By Sigrid Weidenweber I don’t know if I am prescient or just lucky. But I left California in the first days of February 2020, seeking a new home in Nevada. I had the feeling that big money grabs were coming—and here they are! In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, from Thursday, October […]

California property taxes for businesses could get highest raise in 40 years

California property taxes for businesses could get highest raise in 40 years

The tax hikes comes as the state is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic By Bradford Betz | Fox News Californians will vote next month on whether to approve the largest tax increase on commercial and industrial properties in more than 40 years, and the measure has sparked fierce debate on what its effect on small businesses and consumers will be. The […]

POLITICS | Proposition 15 Is A Small Business Issue!

POLITICS | Proposition 15 Is A Small Business Issue!

Podcast sets the record straight, discusses other manifest problems with the initiative SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020—Should it pass in November, Proposition 15 would be the largest tax increase in California history, but would it work as advertised? Most definitely not, argue two public policy veterans in the second in a series of NFIB podcasts […]

Survey: 94% of Small Business Owners Oppose Prop. 15

Survey: 94% of Small Business Owners Oppose Prop. 15

NFIB members nearly unanimous in wanting to keep their property tax protections SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020—Results from a survey of its California small business members released today by NFIB showed 94 percent of them opposed to Proposition 15, the November ballot initiative that would radically alter the Proposition 13 property tax protections enacted 40 […]

Death of Prop 13 | Union Backed Prop. 15 Will Destroy Small Businesses

Death of Prop 13 | Union Backed Prop. 15 Will Destroy Small Businesses

    By Edward Ring California’s state and local governments, and the public sector unions that exercise nearly absolute control over the politicians who supposedly oversee them, have always had an insatiable desire for higher taxes. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has added even more urgency to their insatiable quest for more money from […]