From The New York Times: What to Know About Proposition 13

On February 26, 2020, The New York Times published, “What to Know About Proposition 13.” Here’s an excerpt:

It is important to know that this is not, nor does it have any real bearing on, that Proposition 13 — the landmark 1978 initiative that cut property taxes, transformed the state’s finances and has since become a “third rail” in California politics.

In fact, for supporters of this Proposition 13, the one on next week’s ballot, it’s a sort of unfortunate accident of fate that they have the same name.

The proposition that’s on ballots this time is actually a $15 billion bond for public schools — from K-12 all the way through four-year universities — to improve decaying buildings or to construct desperately needed new ones.

Read the complete article on the The New York Times website.


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