Charles I Guarria
As a reporter, I cover all of Volusia County for the Hometown News writing human interest stories, interviewing police and politicians, and attending business openings. As a freelance writer, I am submitting my second book, a novel about a musician, to agents and publishers. As a former librarian, I wrote Proposition 13: America’s Second Great Tax Revolt, a book that details library economics. I have published in scholarly journals and am a three-time winner of Emerald Group Publishing’s Highly Commended Award.
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Proposition 13 - America's Second Great Tax Revolt is my first book.
In 1978, the citizens of California took the historic step of voting for Proposition 13, thus reducing property taxes by 57%. Already known as a trend setting state, California's tax revolt was no different, as similar tax revisions quickly spread across the United States of America. In California, state and local governments struggled to find a way to manage the loss in revenue. On many occasions budget cuts were the solution. Library budgets were frequently the target of those cuts.
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