Latest California Proposition 13 Stories

2011-02-14 08:50:00

PORTAGE, Mich., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatron, Inc., a global leader in providing integrated property tax and land administration software for governments worldwide, today announced that the County of Riverside, California has contracted with Manatron to license Manatron's Government Revenue Management (GRM) software. Subject to a series of implementation milestones, the GRM software will ultimately provide a single, integrated property tax system for Riverside County's three...

2009-08-11 15:42:00

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Legality of Utility User Tax (Measure U) - INTERVIEW WITH ATTORNEY AVAILABLE - LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit (Case #BC419572) was filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court challenging the enactment on Nov. 8, 2008 of the Utility User Tax ("Measure U"), on unincorporated Los Angeles County individuals and businesses based upon violations of Proposition 13, Proposition 218, the California Elections Code, and...

2008-08-17 12:00:20

UNLESS you have been living under a rock, you've heard about a possible MTA proposal to raise the sales tax in the county a half cent to pay for roads, trains and buses. But residents of San Dimas and Claremont face hikes in their daily expenses that go well beyond that. Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary of American States Water Company (traded on the NYSE as AWR), the private, for-profit water company that serves these cities, wants to raise rates 37 percent over three years....

2005-11-09 02:03:43

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California voters appeared to reject a ballot measure that would limit state spending and allow Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to cut spending when revenues fall below forecast, according to early election results on Tuesday. With 42.5 percent of precincts reporting, Proposition 76 was losing by a margin of 40.3 percent to 59.7 percent, according to the California secretary of state's office. Schwarzenegger had aggressively campaigned for the measure after...

2005-07-11 15:33:19

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. housing boom is swelling tax revenues, but for many municipal officials it is creating new headaches: higher spending on infrastructure, growing demand for property tax relief and worries about a real estate slowdown. The boom is lifting assessed valuations of existing properties and adding new homes and condominiums to tax rolls at a pace not seen in decades. The windfall is making up for lean years following the end of the Internet bubble...

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