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Proposition 13: A new Field poll completed in early April among 1,000 registered California voters, shows that about half of those polled (49%) support changing some parts of Proposition 13 . Prop. 13 is the landmark amendment passed in 1978 that limited property taxes and made it more difficult for lawmakers to raise taxes in general. Read articles in the Sacramento Bee and the San Francisco Chronicle . See the statistical data behind this Field poll.
Government Water Contracts: An 11-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated the Endangered Species Act when it failed to consult wildlife officials on the potential harm to the delta smelt when it renewed 41 water contracts in the Central Valley in 2005. Read articles in the San Francisco Chronicle and Courthouse News Service .
EPA Victory: In White Stallion Energy Center v. EPA , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld EPA regulations that would limit mercury emissions and other hazardous pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Industry petitioners claim the ruling will shut down hundreds of coal plants. Read articles in the Washington Post and Bloomberg .