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California Budget Still Missing Permanent Solutions

In a state where 1 in 7 people are living in poverty and the top 1% of Californians earn in 1 week what middle-income Californians earn in 1 year, no Californian can look around and argue that there isn’t a need for greater tax fairness and a redistribution of resources. Now is the time to… read more

A New Electorate for a New California

A lot has changed in California since 1978 when Proposition 13 was passed by voters – including the electorate. Today’s electorate is increasingly more reflective of the population of our state, and the policies these new voters support are much more reflective of the true needs of Californians. Seventy percent of Californians who voted in… read more

The Property Tax Fairness Amendment: Closing Unfair Commercial Property Tax Loopholes

On June 10, Senators Loni Hancock and Holly Mitchell, two of California’s most courageous and progressive leaders, joined the Make It Fair movement and introduced the Property Tax Fairness Amendment (SCA 5) – a constitutional amendment that will close corporate property tax loopholes created by Prop 13.   The amendment would: Generate an estimated $9 billion in new… read more