Will the California Supreme Court Let Voters Decide Tax Hikes?

A controversial ballot initiative could restrict future taxes and tax hikes in the Golden State.

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The upcoming November ballot in California could redefine the state's tax landscape. That’s due to an initiative backed by business groups designed to protect Californians from what proponents describe as an unsustainable state tax regime.

If approved, the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act could have significant implications for Californians. It would limit future tax increases at state and local levels to curb what proponents see as excessive taxation without sufficient oversight. 

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

As the senior tax editor at Kiplinger.com, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.