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Understanding the Effects of School Funding

By Julien Lafortune

In 1988, Proposition 98 set minimum state spending requirements for K–12 education; the state must spend roughly 40 percent of General Fund revenues in its ...

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Video: Seizing the Drought

By Sarah Bardeen

Nov 22, 2021 ... The best solution, she said, is to reform Proposition 218 to give water agencies more flexibility to promote low-income water rate ...


Targeted K–12 Funding and Student Outcomes

By Julien Lafortune

The state's role in school funding subsequently grew: Proposition 13 (1978) imposed limits on property taxes, and state-funded “categorical” programs ...


Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Henry McCann, David Mitchell ...

(27) Publicly owned water utilities in California face an additional constraint: Proposition 218, which restricts water-related fees to the costs of ...

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Paying for California’s Water System

By Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak, Annabelle Rosser

New local fees and taxes could fill funding gaps for some fiscal orphans, but the details are important. Propositions 218 and 26 impose strict cost-recovery ...

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Water Affordability in California

By Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak

In contrast, public agencies have been constrained since the 1996 passage of Proposition 218—a constitutional amendment that requires a tight connection ...

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Addressing Water Affordability in Urban California

By Caitrin Chappelle

Nov 30, 2020 ... Given Prop. 218 restrictions on local rate structures, it could be helpful to have another source of funding to fill the affordability gap. I'm ...


California’s Water: Paying for Water

By Ellen Hanak, Dean Misczynski, Jay Lund, Brian Gray ...

Sustainable solutions by state and local leaders are needed to close serious funding gaps in a number of critical areas of water management—including floods ...

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New Laws Ease Funding and Improve Accounting for Water

By Henry McCann, Caitrin Chappelle

Oct 18, 2017 ... Here's a summary of newly signed bills: Stormwater: SB 231 gives the courts guidance on how to interpret Proposition 218, which requires that a ...

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Ruling Muddies Waters on Clean Water Act

By Brian Gray

Sep 19, 2016 ... Constitutional reforms enacted by California voters in 1978 (Proposition 13) and 1996 (Proposition 218) place significant constraints on the ...