The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the most influential taxpayer advocacy group in California, today (24) launched a statewide radio ad campaign in opposition to Proposition 13 on the March 3 ballot, a $15 billion bond for school facilities that also will raise debt limits on local school districts. The script of the ad is as follows:

This is Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, with an important message about the March 3rd election. 

There is a measure on the ballot that is numbered 13, but it has nothing to do with the famous Proposition 13 passed in 1978. THIS Proposition 13 lets the state borrow fifteen billion dollars for school construction projects. As a result, our children will be paying billions in interest costs for the next 35 years!

Just as bad, THIS Proposition 13 will raise property taxes. It will let local school districts take on nearly double the debt that current law allows. Listen carefully: this cost will be in addition to what you already pay on your property tax bill. Californians already pay some of the highest taxes in the country. Enough is enough.   

We urge you to vote NO on THIS Proposition 13. Visit us at hjta.org for more information.

Paid for by No New Taxes, a Project of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

The ad will run in all of California’s major media markets. 

Click here to listen to the ad.