Coping through California's Budget Crises in Light of Proposition 13 and California's Fiscal Constitution

PROPOSITION 13 AT 30, Jack Citrin & Isaac Martin, eds., 2009

20 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2008 Last revised: 24 Feb 2009

David Gamage

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Abstract

This chapter reflects on the ways in which California's fiscal constitution exacerbates the state's budget crises. Without institutional reform, California will likely experience repeated waves of increasingly severe budget crises throughout the coming decades. As such, this chapter presents and analyzes a number of alternatives for reforming California's fiscal constitution so as to ameliorate the dynamics currently leading to repeated harmful budget crises.

Keywords: state budget, budget crisis, fiscal constitution, budgetary, california, initiative, referendum, proposition 13

Suggested Citation

Gamage, David, Coping through California's Budget Crises in Light of Proposition 13 and California's Fiscal Constitution. PROPOSITION 13 AT 30, Jack Citrin & Isaac Martin, eds., 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1261328

David Gamage (Contact Author)

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