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Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding
State of California
Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 6,902,562 / 55.3% Yes votes ...... 5,584,785 / 44.7% No votes
Index of all Propositions
|Results as of Dec 3 10:07pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24491/24491)|
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Should the California Constitution be amended to (a) temporarily increase sales and personal income tax rates; (b) guarantee certain revenue transfers to local governments; and (c) eliminate state funding of certain mandates to local governments?
Secretary of State
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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Pros & Cons Meetings
San Diego U-T
|Arguments For Proposition 30||Arguments Against Proposition 30|
A Message from the League of Women Voters of California and California Teachers and Law Enforcement Professionals
After years of cuts, California’s public schools, universities, and public safety services are at the breaking point.
In the last four years alone, our schools have been hit with $20 billion in cuts, over 30,000 fewer teachers, and class sizes that are among the largest in the country. Our children deserve better.
It’s time to take a stand and get California back on track.
Proposition 30, the Schools & Local Public Safety Protection Act, is supported by Governor Jerry Brown, the League of Women Voters and a statewide coalition of leaders from education, law enforcement and business.
There is broad support for Prop. 30 because it’s the only initiative that will protect school and safety funding and help address the state’s chronic budget mess:
To protect schools and safety, Prop. 30 temporarily increases personal income taxes on the highest earners—couples with incomes over $500,000 a year—and establishes the sales tax at a rate lower than it was last year.
Prop. 30’s taxes are temporary, balanced and necessary to protect schools and safety:
Join with the League of Women Voters and California teachers and public safety professionals.
Vote YES on Proposition 30.
Take a stand for schools and public safety.
To learn more, visit YesOnProp30.com.
Supporters of Prop. 30 say we either have to approve a huge tax hike or schools get cut.
We all want excellent schools in California, but raising taxes isn’t the only way to accomplish this.
The politicians would rather raise taxes instead of streamlining thousands of state funded programs, massive bureaucracy and waste.
Look at what they just did: politicians authorized nearly $5 billion in California bonds for the “bullet train to nowhere,” costing taxpayers $380 million per year. Let’s use those dollars for schools!
Instead, the politicians give us a false choice—raise sales taxes by $1 billion per year and raise income taxes on small business OR cut schools.
PROP. 30 IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS: It doesn’t guarantee even one new dollar of funding for classrooms.
No on Prop. 30: It allows the politicians to take money currently earmarked for education and spend it on other programs. We’ll never know where the money really goes.
No on Prop. 30: It gives the Sacramento politicians a blank check without requiring budget, pension or education reform.
No on Prop. 30: It hurts small businesses and kills jobs.
No on Prop. 30: It’s just more money for the Sacramento politicians to keep on spending.
Don’t be mislead, Prop. 30 is not what it seems. It is just an excuse for Sacramento politicians to take more of your money, while hurting the economy and doing nothing to help education.
Californians are too smart to be fooled: Vote No on Prop 30!
NO on Prop. 30: It is just a $50 Billion Political “Shell Game”—But Doesn’t Guarantee New Funds for Schools
The politicians behind Prop. 30 want us to believe that if voters approve Prop. 30’s seven years of massive tax hikes, the new money will go to classrooms. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Prop. 30 allows the politicians to play a “shell game” instead of providing new funding for schools:
In addition, there are no requirements or assurances that any more money actually gets to the classroom and nothing in Prop. 30 reforms our education system to cut waste, eliminate bureaucracy or cut administrative overhead.
NO on Prop. 30—No Reforms
The politicians and special interests behind Prop. 30 want to raise taxes to pay for their out of control spending, but refuse to pass meaningful reforms:
NO on Prop. 30—Stop the Politician’s Threats
The Governor, politicians and special interests behind Prop. 30 threaten voters. They say “vote for our massive tax increase or we’ll take it out on schools,” but at the same time, they refuse to reform the education or pension systems to save money.
We need to grow our economy to create jobs and cut waste, clean up government, reform our budget process and hold the politicians accountable instead of approving a $50 billion tax hike on small businesses and working families that doesn’t provide any accountability or guarantee new funding for schools.
NO on Prop. 30—Reforms and Jobs First, Not Higher Taxes
After years of cuts, it’s time to draw a line to protect schools and local public safety.
Prop. 30’s TOUGH FISCAL CONTROLS insure money is spent ONLY on schools and public safety:
Our kids deserve better than the most crowded classrooms in the country. Prop. 30 asks the very wealthy to pay their FAIR SHARE to keep classrooms open and cops on the street.
Teachers, law enforcement, business leaders and Governor Jerry Brown all support Proposition 30 because it’s the only measure that will put California on the road to recovery.
Learn more at http://www.YesOnProp30.com.