Kay Steiger

California says yes to taxes to save public schools

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Over at Raw Story, I pile on to some of the good news, pointing out that California made some effort on education funding.

California voters chose to pass a tax increase on the wealthy and a sales tax increase of a quarter of a cent in a 54 to 46 vote on Prop 30, a ballot initiative designed to bring funding to both K-12 education and curb tuition increases in the state’s higher education system.

“I know some people had some doubts, had some questions – can you really go to people and ask them to raise their tax?” Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said at an election event near the state capitol on Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “Let’s raise our taxes for students, for our schools, for our California dream.”

California remains near the bottom of funding per student.

Written by kaysteiger

November 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM

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