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OPINION: The Enduring Proposition 13

Troy Senik of City Journal explains why, despite consistent attacks over the years, Proposition 13 appeal to taxpayers remains strong as ever.

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OPINION: Steven Greenhut: Villaraigosa wants more of what doesn't work

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's recent visit to Sacramento to give a speech detailing his so-called "grand new vision," including calling for an end to the protections given owners of commercial property by Proposition 13, has Steven Greenhut asking, "what job is the L.A. mayor running for?" in his column for the Orange County Register.

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NEWS: Los Angeles Mayor Tests ‘Third Rail’ in Call for Proposition 13 Changes

Bloomberg reports that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called for sweeping changes in Proposition 13, removing limits on tax assessments for commercial property. HJTA's president Jon Coupal responded to the Mayor's speech by saying, “If you increase the cost of business, that is eventually passed along to consumers and employees.”

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NEWS: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: End Prop. 13 for businesses to fund education

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked state leaders today to eliminate the benefits of the Proposition 13 for commercial properties as part of a "grand bargain" to boost funding for public education, calling the law a corporate tax give-away, according to the Daily News.

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NEWS: DWP quietly scales back Villaraigosa's ambitious renewable energy goal

In the midst of continuous turn over in the DWP leadership, the agency is revising Mayor Villaraigosa's plans to generate 40% of its power from renewable sources by 2020, according Los Angeles Times.

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