GOP tax measure could spur ‘split roll’ backlash in CA

(Calif.) Leaders of the state’s progressive movement have waited decades for a serious opportunity to get voter approval for splitting the property tax rules for homeowners from those of big commercial holdings.

To do so will require a big change to state laws that were ushered in by Proposition 13, the landmark 1978 tax property measure that has since stood as the unchallenged “third rail” of California politics.


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