OPINION: When California cities blur the line between tax education and tax advocacy

By means of several rulings from the United States Supreme Court, government entities are not allowed to use public funds to advocate for, or against, measures on election ballots, but they may use public funds to educate or publicly express opinions on the merits of the ballot measure. Columnist Will O’Neill argues that due to the legal gray area of the Court’s rulings, cities have abused the meaning of “educate” to use tax dollars to advocate for more taxes.

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