Split Roll

Split-Roll Property Tax: Poll Shows Voters Don’t Support Effort to Increase Property Taxes in California

Less than half the likely voters in California support a split-roll initiative that would increase property taxes on business property, according to a poll released February 7 by the Public Policy Institute of California. While 46 percent of likely voters favor the idea, 43 percent are opposed and 11 percent don’t know, the PPIC found. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.35 percent. Support for a split roll is at its lowest point among likely voters since PPIC began asking…

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CalTax Commentary: Column by Split-Roll Supporter Ignored the Reality of the Proposition 13 Vote

By David Kline, CalTax Vice President of Communications and Research (This column was published in the Ventura County Star, Napa Valley Register and Porterville Recorder.) In a recent syndicated column supporting property tax increases in California, Thomas Elias envisioned time travelers going back to view the 1978 property tax reform debate and not hearing much about commercial property taxes. Not so fast! Unless the time travelers were too busy disco dancing and buying bell-bottoms, they would notice a healthy debate…

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