California court of appeal redefines taxes to evade Prop 13

April 06, 2017 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Today the California Court of Appeal issued this disappointing ruling in Morning Star Packing Co. v. California Air Resources Board. Our clients are challenging the state’s greenhouse gas emissions allowance auction under Proposition 13, which requires a supermajority vote for new taxes. We are profoundly disappointed that a majority of the C ...


A new threat to the right to vote on taxes in California

May 31, 2016 | By MERIEM L. HUBBARD

Three times California voters have approved initiatives to limit the ability of local governments to impose new taxes without voter consent.  The California Tax Revolt began in 1978 when voters adopted Proposition 13 to control property tax increases.  On June 6, 1978, the largest turnout of California voters since 1958 resoundingly approved the ...