We explore how the property tax allocation decisions from the mid-1970s affect funding for local airport services even now in the Lake Tahoe region.
We discuss a particular formula used in the state budget related to personal income growth. The administration's January estimate of this formula for the 2016-17 state budget is likely too low.
We have received data on January 2015 state revenue collections from California's tax agencies.
This post explores some of the consequences of basing today's local government property tax shares on choices made in the 1970s.
In a follow up to California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences, we offer additional evidence that facilitating more private housing development in the state’s coastal urban communities would help make housing more affordable for low-income Californians.
Our review of the best available evidence suggests that property tax collections in 2015-16 and 2016-17 will be higher than the administration assumes.
Why is it that one of the primary factors determining property tax revenues for California local governments is how much that government received in the mid-1970s?
We discuss a recent National Association of Counties report on county economies.
This post, the fourth in our property tax series, discusses the primary factors affecting a city government's proportion of the total property taxes collected within its boundaries.
We have received preliminary data from tax agencies concerning California's state income tax collections in December 2015.
We examine the revenue from California's 1 percent property tax that is available for a subset of local governments.