Proposition 30 Prop 30 temporarily increases the California sales tax and income tax on individuals making over $250,000. California Gov. Jerry Brown, the main proponent of the proposition, maintains that the increased tax revenue is necessary to head off billions of dollars in education cuts. As of 8:03 a.m. (100.0 percent of precincts reporting), “Yes”…
Proposition 36, which reforms California’s three-strikes law, is headed for passage while voters have rejected Proposition 34, which would have eliminated the death penalty, and Proposition 37, which would have mandated the labeling of genetically-modified food. Governor Jerry Brown’s signature ballot initiative, Proposition 30, will likely pass by two percent.
A new joint study by Stanford and Princeton researchers shows that California’s increases in taxes on the wealthy have not led to a migration of high net worth individuals from the state.
The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council and the Board of Education are split on endorsing competing Propositions 30 and 38.