Irresponsible Lawmakers, Not Prop 13, to Blame for California’s Woes

Tue, Jul 7 2009 by Staff

An editorial in today’s Sacramento Bee indicates that it is California’s irresponsible lawmakers that are to blame for the state’s budget woes. Critics are often quick to blame Proposition 13, the historic property tax limitation, for budget problems. As Dan Walters points out, property tax revenues have risen 800 percent since the passage of Prop 13.