In 1978, voters passed Proposition 13, lowering taxes for millions of California homeowners. Decades later, what has it meant for California?

The Populist Politician and California's Property Tax Revolt

Producers: Joe Rubin and Dan McKinney
Sr. Producer: Kit R. Roane
Editor: Dan McKinney
When Howard Jarvis declared that he was mad as hell about rising property taxes in California, he started a tax cutting movement that rolled across the nation. Thirty-eight years later, Jarvis’s Proposition 13 is still on the books in California, but the debate over its consequences remains.
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