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Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act

For too long, politicians have been carving loopholes in Proposition 13 and making it easier to raise taxes. It’s time to close the loopholes.

HJTA needs your help! The Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act is very close to qualifying for the November 2024 ballot. Your Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has joined the effort to get 300,000 more signatures before time runs out at the end of July.

Please return signed petitions as soon as possible but no later than July 12.

Mail signed petitions to:

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
921 11th Street, Suite 1201
Sacramento, CA 95814 

For too long, politicians and judges have been carving loopholes in Proposition 13 and making it easier and easier to raise taxes.

It's time to close the loopholes.

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Restore Proposition 13's requirements for voter approval of local taxes
Proposition 13 requires a two-thirds vote for special taxes to make it harder for special interests to game the system. However, state courts have recently invented a loophole. They say special taxes proposed by a "citizens' initiative" can pass with 50% plus one yote instead of 2/3. This loophole enables special interest groups to pretend to be average citizens circulating an initiative, when really they're interested parties who will get all the money from the tax increase.
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Require voter approval of state tax increases
Proposition 13 requires a 2/3 vote in the Assembly and the state Senate for any state tax increase, but that wasn't enough to prevent the massive increase in the gas tax and vehicle registration fees, or the waste of money that was supposed to go toward fixing our roads. This initiative would require statewide voter approval of any new taxes or tax increases in addition to the 2/3 vote in the Legislature.
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Ensure transparency
This initiative will stop the abusive practice of mislabeling taxes on the ballot to fool voters into approving them. It will also stop the mislabeling of taxes as "fees" or something else in order to evade voter approval requirements.
Please don't delay

Sign the petition immediately!

Please don’t delay, sign the petition immediately and, if possible, get a few more signatures on your petition from friends, family or neighbors who are registered voters in the same county. (If you’re collecting signatures from voters in more than one county, please let us know and we’ll send you more petitions for the other counties.)

Your Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Strengthen the voice of taxpayers in California

Today, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has grown with the support of more than a quarter-million taxpayers!