In preparing the current 2012-13 General Fund budget, state lawmakers could not cover the cost of programs with estimated revenue. To create additional revenue, lawmakers passed this year’s budget with a plan of asking voters to approve temporary tax increases.
That plan is Prop 30. If voters do not approve Prop 30, then the budget has required “trigger cuts” of $6 billion, mainly to K-12 education, community colleges, and public universities.
Provisions of Proposition 30 include:
Those for Proposition 30 say (www.yesonprop30.com ):
Those against Proposition say (www.stopprop30.com ):
Though there is a conflict with this measure, according to the Kern County Elections Department. Another measure on the ballot, Prop. 38, would increase personal income tax rates, but in a different way than Prop. 30.