Prop. 30:Taxes (Brown plan)

Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250k for 7 years, and sales tax for 4 years.
Outcome: Passed

Summary

Increases taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and sales taxes by ¼ cent for four years, to fund schools. Guarantees public safety realignment funding.

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what your vote means

Yes

A YES vote on this measure means: The state would increase personal income taxes on high-income taxpayers for seven years and sales taxes for four years. The new tax revenues would be available to fund programs in the state budget.

No

A NO vote on this measure means: The state would not increase personal income taxes or sales taxes. State spending reductions, primarily to education programs, would take effect in 2012-13.

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financial effect

Yes

Increased state revenues over the next seven fiscal years. Estimates of the revenue increases vary—from $6.8 billion to $9 billion for 2012-13 and from $5.4 billion to $7.6 billion, on average, in the following five fiscal years, with lesser amounts in 2018-19. These revenues would be available to (1) pay for the state's school and community college funding requirements, as increased by this measure, and (2) address the state's budgetary problem by paying for other spending commitments. Limitation on the state's ability to make changes to the programs and revenues shifted to local governments in 2011, resulting in a more stable fiscal situation for local governments.

No

No change from status quo.

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campaign arguments

Yes

After years of cuts to schools and public safety, it’s time to take a stand. Prop. 30 asks the wealthiest to temporarily pay more to prevent deep school cuts, provide billions in new education funding, guarantee local public safety and help balance the state budget. Learn more at YesOnProp30.com.

No

NO on 30—$50 billion in higher sales and income taxes, but no guarantee of additional money for schools. Prop. 30 doesn’t reform schools, pensions or cut waste and bureaucracy. We’ll never know where the money really goes. Educators, small businesses and taxpayer groups say NO on 30.

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campaign information

Yes

Ace Smith
Yes on Proposition 30
2633 Telegraph Avenue #317
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 628-0202
YesOnProp30@TakeAStandCA.com
YesOnProp30.com

No

No on 30—Californians for
Reforms and Jobs, Not Taxes
925 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
(866) 955-5508
info@StopProp30.com
www.StopProp30.com

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Additional information

Prop. 30 Full textClick here to view.
Measure TypeInitiated constitutional amendment
Date Qualified06/20/2012
ProponentThomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman
Signatures by CountyClick here to view.
Signatures Required807,615

Funding

Yes

RankContributor nameTotal
1CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION$11,717,658
2SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION$11,491,035
3DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CALIFORNIA$5,089,646
4AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS$4,397,935
5COCA-COLA COMPANY$2,072,793
16.9%
16.5%
7.3%
6.3%
3.0%
$69.5 million raised in total

No

65.7%
20.6%
2.1%
1.4%
0.9%
$53.4 million raised in total
RankContributor nameTotal
1CHARLES T. MUNGER, JR.$35,075,000
2AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP$11,000,000
3WILLIAM OBERNDORF$1,100,000
4JERRY PERENCHIO$750,000
5JOHN SCULLY$500,000

Editorials

No

Campaign Advertisements

Yes

No

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