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Walters: ‘Tax Exhaustion’ May Be on the Horizon

California’s local governments — cities especially — and school districts have been packing ballots with tax increase measures in recent years and another batch is on tap for next year. Voters have, more often than not, bought into officials’ pleas for more revenue and promises to spend it on popular...

Walters: Los Angeles School Tax Flunks Out

The political leaders of Los Angeles, led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, were convinced they could persuade local voters to approve a very hefty tax increase for the city’s schools, especially since the burden would fall largely on large property owners. After all, they reasoned, a strike by Los Angeles Unified...