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THE RISE AND (UNINTENDED) FALL OF REDEVELOPMENT IN CALIFORNIA.
The rise and fall of redevelopment agencies in California has been extensively written about, including in this publication. The history of redevelopment...more
A federal district court has ruled unconstitutional one of the most important tax benefits available to ministers: the minister's housing allowance. A summary of the case follows. The ruling threatens to have a dramatic...more
A major taxpayer files 28 separate applications seeking certification of various systems, methods, devices and facilities as "pollution control facilities" within the meaning of the Property Tax Code. If the applications are...more
In Taxpayers for Accountable School Bond Spending v. San Diego Unified School District (2013) __ Cal.App.4th __ (Case No. D060999) the Court of Appeal for the 4th District held that the San Diego Unified School District (the...more
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that school district bond revenues could not be spent on stadium lighting where the bond proposition did not specifically list field lighting as part of...more
SCA 3 seeks to amend the California Constitution relating to taxation by amending Section 4 of Article XIIIA, adding Section 4.5 to Article XIIIA, amending Section 2 of Article XIIIC, and amending Section 3 of Article XIIID,...more
The Illinois state educational funding statute survived a constitutional challenge last week when the Illinois Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion by Justice Robert R. Thomas, affirmed an Appellate Court decision dismissing...more
The Legislature has placed 11 proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot for the General Election to be held November 6, 2012. There will be no citizen initiated proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot this...more
Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's September term continue with Carr v. Koch. In Carr, the taxpayer plaintiffs are challenging Circuit Court and Appellate Court decisions that they lacked...more
Our preview of the September term of the Illinois Supreme Court continues with Carr v. Koch.
Plaintiffs have challenged states' school financing systems on constitutional grounds for nearly two generations now. The state...more
Today, the Virginia Supreme Court issued several opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law.
The cases involve (1) an inverse condemnation claim against VDOT for flooding, (2) another application of...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
Indiana Jeopardy Assessments (and Taxpayer) Turn Out to be a Dog
While the power to issue a jeopardy assessment has been referred to as part of a state’s “power of the purse, not its power of the...more
In tema di federalismo, facendo seguito al commento sul decreto per la perequazione infrastrutturale (Short Note n. 1-2011), CeRM propone una analisi del decreto "gemello", quello che dovrebbe guidare la rimozione, o...more
Arizona grants income tax credits for contributions made to school tuition organizations ("STOs"). STOs must use these donations for scholarships that allow students to attend private schools. This statutory scheme broadens...more
Arizona grants income tax credits for contributions made to school tuition organizations ("STO"). These STOs must use these donations for scholarships that allow students to attend private schools. This statutory scheme...more
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