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Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask About Prop. 13

A new report from the California Legislative Analyst's Office demystifies the highly consequential and controversial property tax limit enacted by Proposition 13.
September 25, 2016, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released a new report to detail Prop. 13—a 1978 law that limited property taxes in the state with consequences lasting to this day.

The report, titled "Common Claims About Proposition 13," endeavors to answer the many questions about the impact of the law, with the data available to the LAO.

Call it a frequently asked questions document if you will, but anyone who wants to understand more about how land use policies intertwine with municipal finance in the nation's most populous state (and one suffering from similar crises of housing and infrastructure as much of the rest of the country) would do well to study the report.

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Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in California Legislative Analyst's Office
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