Proposition 30 & 38

Proposition 30

Schools & Local Public Safety Protection Act
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.

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.

SCUSD has noted on its website that if this initiative does not pass, "the 2012-13 school year could be cut by up to two weeks."

In favor of 30
K-12 and higher education institutions and organizations, unions, public service associations (police, firefighters, etc.), Governor Brown. www.yesonprop30.com/index.php/endorsements

Opposed to 30

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Organization, others. www.stopprop30.com

Proposition 38

Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs
A YES vote on this measure means:
State personal income tax rates would increase for 12 years. The additional revenues would be used for schools, child care, preschool, and state debt payments.

A NO vote on this measure means:
State personal income tax rates would remain at their current levels. No additional funding would be available for schools, child care, preschool, and state debt payments.

In favor of 38

California State PTA, K-12 school districts, education advocates. www.prop38forlocalschools.org

Opposed to 38
California Chamber of Commerce, taxpayer organizations.


Information taken from www.smartvoter.org