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Consumer advocate focuses his energies on revamping Prop. 13
Consumer advocate focuses his energies on revamping Prop. 13

Lenny Goldberg has been trying to revamp Proposition 13 for nearly 40 years. And for nearly 40 years, California's landmark property-tax law has remained unchanged. Goldberg's self-described success rate: "pretty miserable." But he says that with a broad grin, without a hint of dejection. At 69, Goldberg, a legislative staffer-turned-lobbyist, has made a career of assailing the politically hallowed tax limit. Along the way, he became the political left's go-to wonk, battling tax breaks for businesses and advocating for consumers against utility companies. Starting next month, he'll no longer be a registered lobbyist. Instead, he'll focus all his...

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