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Prop 15 Wins in Court; Judge Strikes Large Parts of Corporate Property Coalition Ballot Argument

Updated: Sep 21

Court struck down arguments that homeowners and home-based businesses would be affected at all, and that Prop. 15 has no accountability


Court ordered more than 100 words deleted from opposition’s arguments


The courts just dealt a devastating legal blow to the corporate-backed opponents of Prop. 15, striking down some of the top arguments they've been using throughout this campaign. The final rulings, which addressed ballot language lawsuits brought by proponents and opponents of Prop. 15, resulted in more than 100 words getting struck from opponents’ ballot language and only 1 word getting struck from proponents’ ballot language.


This latest ruling comes on the heels of the denial of a Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association challenge to the title & summary.


“Voters who want to know the truth about Prop 15 were big winners in today’s court ruling that struck out numerous false scare tactics from the opposition’s ballot argument. The ruling further demonstrates that the corporate-backed opponents of Prop. 15 lack a coherent and factual case against closing tax loopholes to invest in our schools and communities. Make no mistake about it: this is a big win for Prop 15.” – Alex Stack, Yes on 15 Communications Director


Below are opponents’ three arguments that the court deemed false and/or misleading:


1.) “Prop 15 gives the Legislature the power to increase property taxes on those homeowners” -- ENTIRE PARAGRAPH DELETED


2.) “Prop 15 allows state politicians to raise property taxes on millions of home-based businesses” – DELETED


3.) “There’s no accountability how the money is spent” – DELETED


NEW TODAY:


4.) “and allows state politicians to raise property taxes on millions of homeowners” – DELETED


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