Paul Gann, left, and Howard Jarvis hold up their hands as their co-authored initiative Propsition 13 takes a commanding lead in the California primary, in Los Angeles, June 7, 1978.  (AP Photo)
Paul Gann, left, and Howard Jarvis hold up their hands…
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Skip Estes in the Orange County Register

Legislative Analyst Skip Estes was just featured in the Orange County Register for his latest Rejection of “Prop. 15 preserves California’s last best hope for low property taxes.”

“The consequences of an anti-growth policy environment are not limited to business. The ALEC-Laffer Rich States, Poor States: State Economic Competitiveness Index finds California the fifth worst state when it comes to competing with other states for new residents and jobs. California’s uncompetitive policy environment has caused the state to hemorrhage over 800,000 residents on net to other states during the past decade alone. High income taxes that punish success and restrictive labor laws keep investment out and drive residents away.”

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In Depth: State Budgets

Smart budgeting is vital to a state’s financial health. The ALEC State Budget Reform Toolkit offers more than 20 policy ideas for addressing today’s shortfalls in a forthright manner, without resorting to budget gimmicks or damaging tax increases. One way to stabilize budgets over time is to embrace …

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