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News, press coverage, reports and studies from the Californians to Stop Higher Property Taxes team.

Press Releases

ICYMI: California Taxpayers Association President Warns, “Don’t fall for petition on California split-roll property tax”

SACRAMENTO, CA - Last week, Robert Gutierrez, president of the California Taxpayers Association, penned an opinion piece for The Modesto Bee cautioning voters to…
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ICYMI: Growing List of Columnists, Editorial Boards Voice Frustration Over Attorney General Becerra’s Biased Title & Summary for $12.5 Billion Property Tax Hike

SACRAMENTO, CA - Earlier this month, Attorney General Xavier Becerra released the title and summary for the $12.5 billion a year split-roll…
Media Coverage

The false premises and promises of the push for split roll

I guess desperate times call for desperate measures. But I am keeping my fingers crossed that California voters, already living…
| Orange County Register
Media Coverage

Small businesses and communities rely on Prop. 13

A study by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found only 22 percent of U.S. small-business owners own the…
| San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Media Coverage

Split roll can’t fix what ails California

After several fits and starts, the battle over the defense of Proposition 13 began in earnest last week as progressive…
| Orange County Register
Press Releases

ICYMI: San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board Says Attorney General Becerra Should Be ‘Ashamed’ Over Split-Roll Title & Summary

SACRAMENTO, CA - Yesterday, the San Diego Union-Tribune published a scathing editorial opposing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's biased title…
Media Coverage

Editorial: Don’t tell California voters that a huge tax hike is a ‘change’

For decades, the state Attorney General's Office has manipulated California voters by drafting misleading ballot descriptions...
| San Diego Union Tribune
Press Releases

Proponents of Highest Tax Increase In California History Deceiving Voters Claiming Measure Will ‘Protect Prop 13’

Measure will ultimately drive up prices for all consumers   SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, proponents of the flawed $12.5 billion…
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ICYMI: Southern California News Group Editorial: Xavier Becerra rigs ballot with biased split roll summary

SACRAMENTO, CA - Yesterday, all 11 Southern California News Group newspapers published an editorial opposing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's biased title…
Media Coverage

Xavier Becerra rigs ballot with biased split roll summary

We can almost imagine the celebrations in union headquarters after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released the title and summary...
| Orange County Register
Media Coverage

Xavier Becerra rigs ballot with biased split roll summary

We can almost imagine the celebrations in union headquarters after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released the title and summary...
| Los Angeles Daily News
Press Releases

Split-Roll Measure Tests Under 50 Percent In Public Polls: Measure Faces Long Uphill Battle

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released the results of a recent public poll showing that only 47…
Media Coverage

Proposition 13 works and remains popular. So why are special interests attacking it?

Backers of an initiative to eliminate Proposition 13's protections for some groups finally acknowledged something we have known all...
| CalMatters, Op-Ed
Press Releases

ICYMI: Comstock’s Magazine Editorial: A Split-Roll Property Tax Measure Is Bad for Business

SACRAMENTO, CA - Yesterday, Winnie Comstock-Carlson, the president and publisher of Comstock's Magazine, penned an opinion piece expressing her opposition to…
Media Coverage

A Split-Roll Property Tax Measure Is Bad for Business

Prop. 13 has worked for four decades because it is simple to administer and provides one measure of stability in…
| Comstock's Magazine
Media Coverage

If Commercial Property Taxes Increase, Will California Companies Stop Hiring, Investing?

I weighed in on a proposed ballot initiative which, if passed, would split the property roll un Prop. 13. Known…
| San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Media Coverage

Attack on Prop. 13 falters, but danger is still ahead

Californians' tax rates are among the nation's highest in almost every category, but their property tax levels have remained reasonable.…
| Pasadena Star-News
Press Releases

Split Roll Opponents Demand Flawed Measure Be Pulled From Ballot

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the proponents of a split roll property tax measure that qualified for the November 2020 statewide ballot…
Media Coverage

The high cost of split roll implementation

A proposed initiative that is headed for the November 2020 statewide ballot aims to raise at least $9 billion a…
| The Editorial Board
Media Coverage

Protect Golden State taxpayers, protect Proposition 13 for all

Big changes in expenses are dangerous for those in commercial real estate development. We like to be able to predict…
| Orange County Register
Media Coverage

Higher property taxes on businesses still loom, despite Measure EE’s defeat

Last month, voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure EE, the $500 million per year property tax increase rushed to the ballot by...
| Los Angeles Daily News
Media Coverage

Santa Clara County Assessor: A recession is ‘overdue’

Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone is upbeat about the economy, but he also imparted words of caution to members…
| The Mercury News
Media Coverage

If L.A. won’t raises taxes for schools, will Californians vote to overhaul Proposition 13?

Most of us learned the dangers of making political predictions about 31 months ago. But it's still pretty hard to…
| CALmatters
Media Coverage

Assessed Property Value in San Diego County Grows 6% to Record $575 Billion

County Assessor Ernest Dronenburg announced Thursday that the county's 2019 assessed value of taxable property is almost $575 billion, a…
| Times of San Diego
Media Coverage

Split roll proposal is a recipe for disaster in California

With Tax Day approaching on April 15, it is often overlooked that property taxes are due on Nov. 1 and…
| San Bernardino Sun
Media Coverage

Millennials shouldn’t fall for anti-Prop. 13 hype. Prop. 13 protects them, too.

California is currently in the middle of a housing crisis. A crisis so severe, that Gov. Gavin Newsom is committed…
| Orange County Register
Media Coverage

California has a huge surplus. So why are legislators still trying to raise taxes?

With the state and local governments posting large revenue gains under the existing tax structure...
| CALmatters
Media Coverage

Should the State of California eliminate Proposition 13?

In November 2020, California voters will be given a chance to weigh in on one of the most dangerous...
| Fox and Hounds
Media Coverage

Politics won over good policy, and now Californians face even more taxes

Californians complain their state is unaffordable. The cost of living is at a record high, housing prices are...
| CALmatters
Reports & Studies

Split Roll Property Tax Fact Sheet

Why is Split Roll Wrong for California? A split roll property tax would represent a massive increase in the cost…
| California Taxpayers Association
Media Coverage

Don’t let them gut Prop. 13

Stable property taxes on our business properties and homes under Proposition 13 are under attack.
| Napa Valley Register
Reports & Studies

35 years strong: The importance of Proposition 13 for every Californian.

Throughout the 1960's and 70's California homeowners saw their property tax rise dramatically. At first, some of the increases were…
| Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Media Coverage

Maybe it’s time for California’s taxpayers to go on strike

Around California, public school teachers are on strike seeking more pay, better benefits and less competition...
| Daily News
Media Coverage

Split roll will only make California less attractive to businesses

California might be about to undermine the best argument it has to attract new business and jobs.
| Orange County Register
Media Coverage

Changing Prop. 13 could worsen California’s housing crisis. Here’s how

For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the…
| Orange County Register
Media Coverage

Commentary: Despite Proposition 13, California property tax revenue has soared

Much has been said and written - mostly negatively - about the effects of Proposition 13, California's iconic law limiting…
| CALmatters
Reports & Studies

Common Claims About Proposition 13

Proposition 13 was a landmark decision by California's voters in ...
| Legislative Analyst’s Office
Reports & Studies

Proposition 13 Revisited: A Look at California’s Property Tax 35 Years After Passage of Proposition 13

Proposition 13 has done what it set out to do...
| California Tax Foundation
Reports & Studies

California’s Property Tax

Despite Recession, Property Tax Revenues Remained Stable. Property tax revenues increased throughout the recession while other major revenue sources declined…
| Legislative Analyst's Office
Reports & Studies

An Analysis of Split Roll Property Tax Issues and Impacts

Overall, this study finds that a split roll property tax regime would have a significant and detrimental impact on the…
| Pepperdine University, Davenport Institute