Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Democrats Seek Lower Vote Threshold for Local Taxes

California voters have lowered the super-majority needed to pass a state budget, allowing a majority budget vote. They’ve also elected a two-thirds supermajority in each house of the legislature. Now legislative Democrats want to amend the State Constitution to let local communities raise their own local taxes with a 55 per cent majority vote, instead of the two-thirds super-majority required now under the state’s Proposition 13. Christopher Martinez reports from the State Capitol.