Taxes for Calif. Schools Superintendents Rally Behind Prop. 30

Friday, October 12, 2012

The governor’s message at the release of his state budget for the coming year was succinct and brief: “I am doing the best I can with what I have.”

To his credit, the governor is doing something that many of his predecessors and other elected leaders have not done: He is leveling with the people of California and proposing a partial remedy to the fiscal mess that has plagued us for the past several years.

He is proposing a tax initiative that, coupled with substantial cuts, will ultimately bring us as a state to a point where we will be living within our means. Proposition 30 will enact temporary income tax increases on the wealthiest Californians for seven years and will also increase the state sales tax by one quarter of one percent for four years.

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