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Joel Fox: Changing Prop. 13 Could Worsen Housing Crisis

For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the ills that have befallen California. Opinion Joel Fox Special to CALmatters High housing costs were a constant refrain during the te...

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...
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How is California Reacting to Tax Reform?: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters considers a few of the impending effects of the recently-passed GOP tax reform plan on California. Above all, Walters makes the point that taxes are arbitrary; subject to the ideology of those crafting the policy, b...

Walters: California Continues to Binge on Taxes

When the Trump administration announced their tax reform plan a few weeks ago, one of the most controversial changes proposed was the elimination of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. This deduction, whi...