Now That The Strike Is Over, Teachers Aim At California Tax Reform


Now that the infamous teacher strike is over, the Los Angeles teachers union is turning its sights on major new sources of education funding, according to US News

The head of the United Teachers Los Angeles union, Alex Caputo-Pearl, says that the teachers will campaign for a 2020 California ballot initiative to turn back Proposition 13. 

"We've all got a lot of work to do to make sure that that ballot initiative passes," Alex Caputo-Pearl. 

Under the 2020 ballot initiative called "Schools and Communities First," commercial and industrial properties would be taxed again by local governments depending on the market value. 

This initiative could raise $6 billion to $10 billion if passed by the voters. 

The UTLA is looking to Mayor Eric Garcetti to endorse this measure. 

It won't be an easy task to pass this initiative. Many business groups and anti-tax advocates have pledged to spend as much as $100 million to make sure the 2020 ballot measure does not pass. 

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