Why did the Schools and Communities First initiative lose when other progressive measures passed in California?
Capital & Main speaks to local leaders and policy authorities about the potential effects of Prop. 15's passage.
How is Proposition 15 getting its message out during the pandemic?
Donors to a campaign claiming to represent small shopkeepers and homeowners include North America’s largest freight railroad network, two New York real estate giants and one...
Proposition 15 leaps feet first onto California’s "third rail" of state politics—the property tax system created in 1978 by Proposition 13.
Property taxes plunged with Prop. 13's passage in 1978. But so did the revenue supporting California's schools and fire service.
Thousands of California stylists and barbers are anxiously wondering: What’s the best way to reopen and start doing hair again – safely?
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Co-published by the American Prospect The National Labor Relations Board is not just changing workplace rules but reversing longstanding precedents.
Co-published by the American Prospect A veteran labor reporter finds hope for unions in boycotts, minimum-wage campaigns and strikes.
In the face of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, public-sector unions are creating new strategies to survive -- and in many cases, to grow.
"We wouldn't let someone dressed as a Nazi into our teenager's room," says hate-crimes expert Brian Levin, but "there's a whole 24/7 Charlottesville on the Internet...
Gary Stewart's passion for politics mirrored his love of music. His death rocked friends who remembered him as a deeply invested participant in whatever organization or...
Los Angeles teachers' demands have moved away from bigger raises and toward more funding to alleviate deep education cuts. But what would constitute victory for their...
The failure of this homeowners' tax-break measure might have been predictable--its creators didn't mount much of a campaign, and evidently left it for dead.
The state Legislative Analyst's Office estimates that California schools and local government losses will run $1 billion annually if voters approve a new property tax measure.
The displacement of renters by large-scale operators who turn apartment buildings into de facto hotels has hit urban areas like Greater Los Angeles hard.
USC grad students are dismayed by the university's handling of sexual harassment allegations against a professor.
“What was scary about that place was the men were right there," says one formerly homeless woman. "They were on one side and we were on...
A new book argues that the dismantling of policy initiatives that made up the Golden State’s successful postwar social compact were, in part, driven by racial...