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Golden State voters were deciding Tuesday on Proposition 19, which would give Californians 55 or older a big property tax break when buying a new home. To fund that new tax break, the measure would curtail a separate tax break Californians may receive on homes inherited from parents and grandparents. 

As of late Tuesday night it was too close to call, but but the measure was passing with 51.6% of voters voting Yes on Prop 19. 

Typically when Californians buy a new home, their property taxes shoot way up. That’s because property taxes here are based mostly on the value of a home when a person buys it — not its current market value. Baby Boomers who bought a home right after Woodstock are