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Has Proposition 13 Delivered?: The Changing Tax Burden in California Michael A. Shires

Has Proposition 13 Delivered?: The Changing Tax Burden in California

Michael A. Shires

Published September 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781582130002
Paperback
104 pages
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In 1978, Californians passed Proposition 13, severely restricting the ability of local governments to raise revenue through property taxes. Since then, voters and public officials have engaged in an almost continual tug-of-war over public finances,MoreIn 1978, Californians passed Proposition 13, severely restricting the ability of local governments to raise revenue through property taxes. Since then, voters and public officials have engaged in an almost continual tug-of-war over public finances, with state and local governments seeking creative ways to increase their revenues and taxpayers frequently using the initiative process to prevent it. One question that has arisen in the debate over public finances is whether citizens are paying less today in taxes and other public fees and charges than they were in the years preceding Proposition 13. The authors use both income-based and population-based measures to answer this question. A companion volume, Patterns in California Government Revenues Since Proposition 13, examines the changing revenue streams for each level of government.