San Francisco's Voter-Approved Tax to Aid the Homeless Could Face Litigation

In California, 60 percent of a public vote isn't usually enough to approve a new tax.
November 8, 2018, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Janie Har reports that the ink was barely dry on the ballots that overwhelmingly approved San Francisco's Proposition C, a special tax on the city's wealthiest companies, before talk began of potential litigation to overthrow the voters' decision.

The potential for litigation comes from the state's requirement for a supermajority of two-thirds vote to approve new taxes in the state. Because the vote only achieved 60 percent of the vote, opponents say the law didn't achieve the necessary threshold.

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Published on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Associated Press
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