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The block that Prop. 13 built: Should businesses pay more?

Sean Havey//California Dream
| In 2020, California voters could raise property tax bills for their business-owning neighbors.

The block that Prop. 13 built: Too few homes

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Experts say some unintended consequences of Proposition 13 help explain why the state doesn’t build housing like it used to.

The block that Prop. 13 built: Public schools, public trust

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Prop. 13 dramatically changed how the state funds education. It intertwined with key court decisions in the 1970s to transform California's public schools, once considered the gold standard in American education.

The block that Prop. 13 built: Similar homes, different taxes

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As California home prices reach staggering new highs, the growing disparity between what newer and older homeowners pay on similarly valued property has renewed a problematic question: Is Prop. 13 fair?

The block that Prop 13 built

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In most states, the property tax you pay depends on how much your house is worth. Not in California. Forty years after its passage, Prop. 13 continues to shape the California dream.

Voter cram session: AirTalk breaks down the ballot propositions

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Voters have fewer propositions to sift through than two years ago, but will be asked to vote on 11 statewide ballot measures this fall.

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AirTalk special: Analysis and reaction on the Newsom / Cox debate from across California

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In collaboration with the California Dream project, AirTalk hosts a live statewide call-in show featuring analysis and voter reaction to the debate.

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Homelessness: I feel your pain, or do I?

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As cities look for ways to tackle homelessness and the state pours half a billion dollars into finding solutions, one reporter looks at the science of empathy.