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Proposition 13 under assault in Sacramento


Last updated 7/3/2013 at Noon

California Assemblymember Marie Waldron

While tax dollars are necessary to fund vital public services such as education, public safety and highways, Californians have long experienced excessive taxation. Today, our sales tax and marginal income tax rates are the highest in the country. This level of taxation is a heavy burden on families, businesses and individuals alike.

In 1978, an overwhelming majority of the voters passed Proposition 13 in an effort to end the system of annual increases in property taxes based on re-assessed property value. I will not support proposals that in any way diminish Prop. 13’s effectiveness as o...

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