Prop 13 http://kvpr.org en Big Property Tax Surprise Coming for Many California Homeowners http://kvpr.org/post/big-property-tax-surprise-coming-many-california-homeowners <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California homeowners who saw their property taxes plunge along with their homes’ market values during the recession could get some sticker shock when their next tax bill arrives.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the bad news for homeowners is good news for state and local budgets.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:07:07 +0000 Ben Adler 18371 at http://kvpr.org Big Property Tax Surprise Coming for Many California Homeowners Democrats Pushing to Limit Prop 13 http://kvpr.org/post/democrats-pushing-limit-prop-13 <p>Some Democrats at the Capitol are attempting to chip away at California’s fabled Prop 13. But supporters of the property tax limiting measure are digging in to fight back. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p>Proposition 13 limits property taxes in California. But it also requires a two-thirds vote of the public to increase any special taxes. Six Democratic sponsored bills making their way through the Senate would lower that voter requirement to 55 percent approval.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 19:21:13 +0000 Katie Orr 15253 at http://kvpr.org Democrats Pushing to Limit Prop 13 High Stakes for Jerry Brown with Prop 30 http://kvpr.org/post/high-stakes-jerry-brown-prop-30 <p>When the results for Proposition 30 come in on Election Night, California voters won’t just have returned a verdict on whether they support raising taxes to reduce the state’s budget deficit. They will also have handed Governor Jerry Brown a victory or defeat on his signature policy issue. As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the outcome, and Brown’s reaction to it, could shape the rest of his time in the governor’s office.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:14:30 +0000 Ben Adler 6242 at http://kvpr.org High Stakes for Jerry Brown with Prop 30 On Quality of Life: Prop 13; Future of Libraries http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-prop-13-future-libraries <p><strong>Part I: Prop 13 </strong>- Thirty three years ago, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 13 into law, ushering in a new era of California politics and forever changing state and local government. Not only did the constitutional amendment cut property taxes nearly in half, its implementation also ushered in a major change in the way government services are provided, in the Golden State, centralizing more power in Sacramento. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 02:00:59 +0000 Joe Moore 1232 at http://kvpr.org Prop 13 casts a long shadow on state, local government http://kvpr.org/post/prop-13-casts-long-shadow-state-local-government <p>Thirty three years ago, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 13 into law, ushering in a new era of California politics and forever changing state and local government. Not only did the constitutional amendment cut property taxes nearly in half, its implementation also ushered in a major change in the way government services are provided, in the Golden State, centralizing more power in Sacramento. It also helped spark a wave of so called &quot;ballot box budgeting&quot; with citizens taking control of the power of the purse, in both setting tax rates and spending priorities. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 01:45:09 +0000 Tracey Scharmann 786 at http://kvpr.org