An End to Prop 13

By tovarichpeter   follow   Wed, 7 Nov 2012, 7:53am PST   ↑ Like (1)   ↓ Dislike   454 views   1 comment   Watch (0)   Share   Quote

In passing Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase, California voters signaled a symbolic end to the tax revolt of 1978, when they adopted Proposition 13's limits on property taxes, supporters said Wednesday. Proposition 30, a $6 billion-a-year package of tax increases that the governor campaigned furiously for in the final weeks of the campaign, passed with a 54 percent majority, averting major cuts to public education. The tax package raises income taxes on the wealthy and sales taxes for everyone else. Most of the money is earmarked for K-12 schools and community colleges, which have suffered due to lack of stable...

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thomaswong.1986   befriend (0)   ignore (6)   Wed, 7 Nov 2012, 8:46am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

tovarichpeter says

An End to Prop 13

"Supporters of Brown's measure said they have grown distressed over the deteriorating condition of public education in California, which many supporters trace to the passage of Proposition 13."

Pretty sure many who voted for Prop 30 most likely were not here during the 80s and 90s. So such claims are not warranted.

If you want to add funds to CA education.. by all means.. Buy up as much lotto tickets as like...

I hope you guys recall CA had sales tax hikes before not to mention also reductions as well. So did Prop 13 disappear ? Not going to happen.

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