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State Supreme Court Blocks 3 Californias Vote

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court blocked a measure Wednesday that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot. The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significa...
Photo of 3 Californias qualifying for the ballot

Will You Get To Vote on 3 Californias? Maybe Not.

SACRAMENTO — Opponents of an initiative to split California into three states asked the state Supreme Court to pull the measure from the ballot, arguing it's too drastic a change to state government to go through the normal initiative process. A lawsuit fil...

A Fantastic Property Tax Proposal For Baby Boomers

Opinion by Joe Mathews To: California Association of Realtors Re: Death and Taxes Yes, all Californians eventually will die. But why can’t our property tax discounts live forever? That question was inspired by your glorious new ba...