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RSS Loren Kaye on Fox & Hounds

  • Split Roll Vig October 7, 2019
    Proponents of the split roll property tax increase surfaced a third version of their measure last month, tweaking it in hope of assuaging assessors and others responsible for making sense of the behemoth.  At the time I complained that the new version “would siphon off tens of millions of dollars to support the crushing implementation […]
  • Three Time Loser September 23, 2019
    Oops, they did it again.  Proponents have submitted a third attempt at a ballot initiative to create a “split roll,” hiking property taxes by up to $11 billion. This latest version presumably won’t restart the clock, since it amends a month-old measure already being reviewed by the Attorney General and Legislative Analyst. But the changes […]
  • Five Questions for Split Roll Proponents August 19, 2019
    Proponents of an $11 billion statewide property tax increase re-filed their ballot initiative this week, claiming “notable improvements to implementation dates, expansive new small business tax relief, clarified education financing and stronger zoning language to ensure large corporations cannot avoid reassessment.” Breaking down the changes, one can’t help but conclude that proponents would not have […]
  • Tax study? I’ve got a commission for that! July 8, 2019
    Too often the California Legislature behaves like Alexander the Great on the march. It passes bills and never looks back. That the Legislature should study the effects of the legislation it passes should be obvious, and kudos when it chooses to actually take a look back. But once the decision is made to study an […]
  • Service tax proposal is a veiled tax increase June 3, 2019
    California’s elected leaders are enjoying the fruits of a go-go economy, with record surpluses and record spending on education. So naturally there’s talk of tax increases. Californians have enjoyed nearly 10 years of economic growth, and one of the biggest beneficiaries has been the state budget.  Since the depths of the recession the state budget […]



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