prop 13

Is something broken in California? Anything? Well, it is probably because of the 1978 passage of Proposition 13, which requires a 2/3 majority vote in the legislature to raise taxes, and capped all property taxes at a ridiculously low base level. The caps on property taxes even apply to income properties and commercial holdings, due […]

Did you hear that California — the Golden Dream by the Sea — is having a wee little problem with its economy? What happened was a million years ago some proto-Grover Norquists made it impossible to ever raise taxes in the state, both by requiring a two-thirds supermajority in the Lege and by mandating that […]

Huzzah for the Golden State, where crazed prisoners will soon wander freely and the poor will wrestle for rat crumbs and all the parks will be closed and all the counties will be robbed of various monies and the GOP threatens to wreck even this rotten deal, because there is still a chance to make […]