September 12, 1989 |
Paul Gann, the tax crusader who achieved nationwide attention as co-author of Proposition 13 in 1978 died Monday, almost two years after embarking on his final campaign. That one was against the AIDS virus, to which he was exposed during a blood transfusion after open heart surgery in 1982. He died at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Sacramento, where he had been under treatment for a broken hip suffered in a Sept. 2 fall at his Carmichael home. He was 77.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1989
Anti-tax activist Paul Gann announced in Santa Ana on Thursday that he is launching a statewide ballot initiative designed to take the task of political redistricting away from the state Legislature and give it to a 12-member, bipartisan commission. Gann, working with the League of Women Voters on the proposal, said that such a measure is needed to wrest control of the redistricting process from political incumbents and "to see to it that (California) never becomes a dictatorship."
April 13, 1989 |
Anti-tax crusader Paul Gann Wednesday said he will fight the plan unveiled by Gov. George Deukmejian to place before the voters a proposal to raise the gasoline tax and repeal the government spending limit that Gann conceived in 1979. Even though he is a strong supporter of Deukmejian and a fellow Republican, Gann said he will fight the proposal to put on the November ballot a measure to raise the gasoline tax by 9 cents a gallon and revise the expenditure limit to allow the increased revenue to be spent.
March 26, 1989
After reading the governor's comments on the state budget and the editorial reply by The Times, I feel a strong need to put in my dollar's worth (used to be 2 cents) about the Deukmejian Administration (letter, March 15, editorials, March 15-17). The governor has stated the increases in revenue and expenditures in precise figures but fails to mention exact figures for the rate of inflation and population growth. Why not all the information? The governor has not mentioned the effect on local governments when he sent the mental patients back home and failed to follow them with local financing.
December 21, 1988 |
Tax-cut advocate Paul Gann has entered the legal battle over Proposition 103 by filing a brief with the state Supreme Court siding with the insurance industry on their contention that the initiative contains an unconstitutional prescription for levying premium taxes on the industry.
October 25, 1988 |
Opponents filed a complaint Monday charging the sponsors of Proposition 102, a Nov. 8 initiative that would force health officials to alter their AIDS strategy, with hiding the sources of money for their campaign. The complaint, filed with the state Fair Political Practices Commission, said that Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) and committees headed by activist Paul Gann were violating the law by not fully disclosing where $639,870 in contributions came from.