Nearly three decades ago, California enacted Proposition 13, a highly debated piece of legislation that limited property taxes to 1 percent of the full value of the property, and reduced them statewide by an average of 57 percent.Today, a swelling number of grassroots movements in several states that are protesting skyrocketing property taxes and filing appeals may usher in the question of whether the U.S. will one day need similar legislation on a national level.

Rallies against higher property taxes have occurred recently in Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, Arizona and Michigan, among others.

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