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SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla has unveiled a newly redesigned voter registration card for use throughout California. This is the first major redesign of the voter registration card since 2008. The new voter registration cards are available at the Secretary of State’s office and have been shipped to county elections officials throughout the state. The California voter registration card is available in 10 languages--
Last month we appeared before the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Investment Board to offer our support for California State Treasurer Mr. Chiang’s proposal to divest from companies that deal in weapons that are illegal to own or sell in California.
Watch staffer, Elizabeth Leslie's testimony.
Get unbiased, well-researched info on the ballot measures so you can vote with confidence on June 5.
Months after President Trump slashed corporations’ federal tax rate, a coalition of progressive California groups is hoping to raise their property taxes.
Join us in welcoming urahman [at] lwvc.org (Uzma Rahman) to our staff! As our new Advocacy Manager, Uzma will be managing our legislative agenda and grassroots lobbying efforts. She is a recent graduate of the California Western School of Law in San Diego, in addition to having a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in International Relations. Prior to coming to the League, Uzma worked as a legal writer, law clerk, grant writer and cross-cultural relations coordinator.
Settlement in “Motor Voter” Case in Time for 2018 Elections
Proponents of making a dramatic change to California’s landmark Proposition 13 property tax restrictions took their first step to getting a measure on the November 2018 statewide ballot Friday.
The change would allow the state to receive more tax dollars from commercial and industrial properties by assessing them at their current market value, an effort known as “split roll” because existing tax protections on homes would remain in place.
Any time traveler revisiting the California of 1978 would have an easy time understanding why Proposition 13 passed so handily that year, lowering property taxes throughout the state to 1 percent of the latest sale price or 1 percent of the 1975 assessed value.