prop30 http://kvpr.org en New Year, New Taxes Thanks to Props 30, 39 http://kvpr.org/post/new-year-new-taxes-thanks-props-30-39 <p></p><p>California taxes are going up in the new year – with higher sales and income tax rates … and a new requirement for out-of-state businesses to calculate their taxes the same way in-state businesses do. &nbsp;</p><p>In November, voters approved two ballot measures that deal with taxes.&nbsp; Proposition 30 raises the sales tax a quarter of a cent to 7.5 percent, starting in the new year&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:30:19 +0000 Ben Adler 8894 at http://kvpr.org New Year, New Taxes Thanks to Props 30, 39 High Stakes for Jerry Brown with Prop 30 http://kvpr.org/post/high-stakes-jerry-brown-prop-30 <p>When the results for Proposition 30 come in on Election Night, California voters won’t just have returned a verdict on whether they support raising taxes to reduce the state’s budget deficit. They will also have handed Governor Jerry Brown a victory or defeat on his signature policy issue. As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the outcome, and Brown’s reaction to it, could shape the rest of his time in the governor’s office.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:14:30 +0000 Ben Adler 6242 at http://kvpr.org High Stakes for Jerry Brown with Prop 30 New Field Poll Shows Prop 30 Just Short of 50 Percent http://kvpr.org/post/new-field-poll-shows-prop-30-just-short-50-percent <p>The final Field Poll before Election Day on California’s two rival tax measures shows Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 leading by 10 points and education advocate Molly Munger’s Proposition 38 trailing by 15 points.</p><p>Prop 30 has lost support over the last several weeks and is now just shy of the 50 percent support it needs to pass. But Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo says it still has a “decent shot.”</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Ben Adler 6219 at http://kvpr.org New Field Poll Shows Prop 30 Just Short of 50 Percent Some California Small Businesses Wary of Brown's Prop 30 http://kvpr.org/post/some-california-small-businesses-wary-browns-prop-30 <p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s November tax measure is drawing some of its strongest opposition from small business groups. Ben Adler reports from Sacramento on how some small businesses would be affected by Proposition 30.</p><p>James Wright owns part of a small business in Los Angeles County that manufactures manhole covers – with about 10 million dollars in sales. Wright doesn’t take anywhere near that much home to his family. But he does have to pay personal income taxes on company profits … using money from the business itself.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:28:47 +0000 Ben Adler 5910 at http://kvpr.org Brown Won't Rule Out Future Budget Cuts if Prop 30 Passes http://kvpr.org/post/brown-wont-rule-out-future-budget-cuts-if-prop-30-passes <p>From the moment he took office at the start of last year, Governor Jerry Brown has told California voters the state needs new revenue.&nbsp; But his November tax initiative, Proposition 30, faces strong opposition on several fronts and is hovering at around 50 percent support in the polls.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Brown sat down with reporter Ben Adler Thursday in Sacramento to talk about the impact of Prop 30’s passage or failure on next year’s budget.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:54:34 +0000 Ben Adler 5706 at http://kvpr.org Brown Won't Rule Out Future Budget Cuts if Prop 30 Passes Battle Between Two Rival Tax Measures on California's Ballot Heating Up http://kvpr.org/post/battle-between-two-rival-tax-measures-californias-ballot-heating <p>The battle between two rival tax measures on California’s November ballot is heating up. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, Proposition 38 proponent Molly Munger has released a new TV ad blasting Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, Proposition 30.</p><p>Despite Munger spending more than $30 million &nbsp;on her tax measure, until now the campaign for Proposition 38 has avoided mentioning Proposition 30.</p><p>But Munger’s latest ad criticizes the Governor’s competing tax initiative, saying it allows politicians to take money away from schools.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:01:48 +0000 Amy Quinton 5206 at http://kvpr.org Battle Between Two Rival Tax Measures on California's Ballot Heating Up Proposition 30: Gov. Brown's Tax Initiative http://kvpr.org/post/proposition-30-gov-browns-tax-initiative <p>Election Day is still weeks away, but voting in California actually begins this week as counties send out vote-by-mail ballots. Today, we kick off our look at the 11 statewide measures Californians will decide this fall – and we begin with Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, Proposition 30.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:03:15 +0000 Ben Adler 5177 at http://kvpr.org Proposition 30: Gov. Brown's Tax Initiative Dueling Tax Measures Release New TV Ads http://kvpr.org/post/dueling-tax-measures-release-new-tv-ads <p>The campaigns for two rival tax measures on California’s November ballot each have new TV ads going on the air. That includes the first ones in support of Proposition 30, Governor Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax initiative.</p><blockquote><p>“Join California teachers to restore school programs and reduce class sizes.”</p></blockquote><p>Some of the Prop 30 ads feature teachers, while others, feature Governor Brown like this one:</p><blockquote><p>“For the students and for California’s future, vote Yes on 30.”</p></blockquote><p>Several make this claim:</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:48:03 +0000 Ben Adler 4974 at http://kvpr.org Dueling Tax Measures Release New TV Ads Governor Might Have Had Prop 30 In Mind When Vetoing Bills http://kvpr.org/post/governor-might-have-had-prop-30-mind-when-vetoing-bills <p>California Governor Jerry Brown acted on almost 1000 bills this legislative session. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, political analysts say the Governor likely had his tax initiative in mind when deciding what to sign into law.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Brown vetoed about 12-percent of the bills that landed on his desk. Kevin Riggs, a former TV reporter who covered the Capitol for years, says Brown was trying to show voters that government can be responsible by vetoing legislation that might have harmed the economy, to give his November tax measure a boost.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 03:52:07 +0000 Amy Quinton 4833 at http://kvpr.org Governor Might Have Had Prop 30 In Mind When Vetoing Bills Soft Drink, Beer, Oil Industries Give Big to Prop 30 http://kvpr.org/post/soft-drink-beer-oil-industries-give-big-prop-30 <p>Supporters of California Governor Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative have raised more than $25 million since the start of the year. That includes large donations not just from traditional Democratic allies like labor unions, but some major industries and corporations as well.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:27:21 +0000 Ben Adler 4710 at http://kvpr.org Soft Drink, Beer, Oil Industries Give Big to Prop 30 On Valley Edition: Dueling Tax Measures, Scholarships for FUSD students http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-dueling-tax-measures-scholarships-fusd-students Today on Valley Edition we look at the competing tax measures on the November ballot, Propositions 30 and 38. Both promise to protect funding for schools but critics have questioned both, and some political observers have said that the presence of both on the ballot could mean neither will pass. We also talk with a Fresno couple who donated $1 million to fund scholarships for students at Fresno's Tehipite Middle School. And we also learn more about plans for a walk and series of events to raise awareness about asthma in the Central Valley.  Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:27:09 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 4521 at http://kvpr.org Molly Munger Criticizes California Governor Jerry Brown's Tax Measure http://kvpr.org/post/molly-munger-criticizes-california-governor-jerry-browns-tax-measure <p>Proposition 38 proponent Molly Munger says California Governor Jerry Brown’s tax initiative doesn’t do enough for schools. But she also says she understands if voters cast their ballots for both measures.</p><p>Munger’s Proposition 38 would generate about 10 billion dollars annually for schools by taxing all but the poorest Californians. The Governor’s tax initiative, Proposition 30, raises about $6 billion a year primarily by taxing the wealthy, and through a sales tax increase.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:52:29 +0000 Amy Quinton 4451 at http://kvpr.org New Poll Shows Brown's Tax Measure Still Ahead of Rival http://kvpr.org/post/new-poll-shows-browns-tax-measure-still-ahead-rival <p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative has dropped a couple of points in new Public Policy Institute of California and Field Polls out this morning.</p><p>State Capitol reporter Ben Adler says Proposition 30 still has majority support – and it’s still ahead of a rival measure, Proposition 38.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:17:54 +0000 Ben Adler 4277 at http://kvpr.org New Poll Shows Brown's Tax Measure Still Ahead of Rival CSU Trustees Approve Tuition Changes; Anti-Tax Group Threatens Lawsuit http://kvpr.org/post/csu-trustees-approve-tuition-changes-anti-tax-group-threatens-lawsuit <p>California State University trustees have set the stakes for the November election. If Governor Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax measure passes, the CSU will roll back a previously-approved nine percent tuition increase. If Proposition 30 fails, the university will leave it in place – and tack on an additional five percent increase.</p><p>Meanwhile, a draft letter to CSU applicants about Prop 30’s impact has Jon Coupal with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association threatening a lawsuit.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:52:00 +0000 Ben Adler 4245 at http://kvpr.org CSU Trustees Approve Tuition Changes; Anti-Tax Group Threatens Lawsuit Brown's Prop 30 is Focus as Campaign Season Kicks Off http://kvpr.org/post/browns-prop-30-focus-campaign-season-kicks <p>It’s often said that Labor Day marks the traditional kickoff to campaign season.&nbsp; And as California voters begin to turn their attention now to the 11 statewide ballot measures this fall, one initiative is by far drawing the most attention.</p><p>Proposition 30 is Governor Jerry Brown’s bid to raise the sales and income taxes to help close the state’s festering budget deficit. The governor has a big fundraising advantage – and he’s managed to keep some powerful opponents on the sidelines. Mark DiCamillo runs the non-partisan Field Poll, and he says Prop 30 holds a steady lead.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:00:06 +0000 Ben Adler 3311 at http://kvpr.org Brown's Prop 30 is Focus as Campaign Season Kicks Off