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Poll: Prop 13 still popular, but in need of reform




Recently built homes are seen in suburban neighborhoods under in the community of Highland, east of San Bernardino, California.
Recently built homes are seen in suburban neighborhoods under in the community of Highland, east of San Bernardino, California.
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Among the legislation being considered by California lawmakers are a number of amendments that would alter one of the state's most famous initiatives ever: Prop 13.

Voted into law back in 1978, Prop 13 places a cap on both residential and commercial property taxes. The proposition remains popular 35 years later. 

According to a new poll out from the Public Policy Institute of California, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said it's been a good thing for the state. But the same number of voters also said they'd be in favor of reforming it.