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 The Taxpayer Deception Act is a dangerous and existential threat to California.

Join teachers, firefighters, nurses, and community organizations: Vote No in November

WHO’S BEHIND THE TAXPAYER DECEPTION ACT? 

 The so-called “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act” was placed on the ballot by the California Business Roundtable and California Business Properties Association. The primary funders are multi-billion-dollar real estate interests and landlords.

CORPORATIONS & BIG REAL ESTATE WANT TO AVOID PAYING
THEIR FAIR SHARE & OVERTURN THE WILL OF VOTERS

Under the guise of reform, the Taxpayer Deception Act limits the ability for voters and state and local governments to fund services by making it harder to raise revenue and pass future ballot measures. It’s also retroactive to January 1, 2022, invalidating more than 100 ballot measures and new laws. The funders spent millions opposing one of these ballot measures that passed in 2022.

THE TAXPAYER DECEPTION ACT THREATENS VITAL PUBLIC SERVICES, UNDERMINES THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS & CREATES CHAOS

  • Cuts billions from state and local governments and forces cuts to safety net services.
     

  • Overturns funding for paid family leave, disability insurance, gun violence prevention, and climate programs.
     

  • Threatens the safety of roads, freeways, and bridges by permanently eliminating billions in road repair and infrastructure funding.
     

  • Allows just a 1/3 of voters to make local funding decisions and block ballot measures over the will of the majority.
     

  • Creates chaos, exacerbates the deficit and creates unbalanced budgets.

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