Prop. 13 is Over the Hill. How's it Holding Up?

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An exterior of the state capitol is shown on January 5, 2006 in Sacramento, California. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Back in 1978, 65 percent of Californians voted for Proposition 13, which capped residential and commercial property tax increases at two percent annually. That change, along with the proposition's mandate that future tax increases pass with a 2/3 vote, have reshaped California's economy and politics. Forty years on, we'll discuss the legislation's history, impact, and the ongoing efforts to reform it.

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Matt Levin, data and housing reporter, CALmatters

Susan Shelley, vice president of communications, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; columnist, Southern California News Group

Henry Gardner, former executive director, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG); former Oakland city manager

Mac Taylor, legislative analyst, State of California