Although that may seem like an obvious violation of the Fifth Amendment's ban on double jeopardy, the Supreme Court last week ruled that it wasn't.
Looking at the legislation from a bigger perspective, AB 2840 would harm cities and counties statewide.
Without Prop. 13, low- and middle-income Californians would be taxed out of their property.
The 2022-23 fiscal year will begin in less than a week and Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders are still negotiating — or arguing — over how to divvy up a nearly $100 billion projected budget surplus.
Until he does.
The Constitution demands respect for individual rights, not spin.