prop38 http://kvpr.org en 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 Proposition 38: Molly Munger's Tax Initative http://kvpr.org/post/proposition-38-molly-mungers-tax-initative <p>Californians will soon decide whether they want to increase taxes to support public schools. Our election 2012 coverage continues with a report on Proposition 38.</p><p>If you watch TV in California, you’ve probably seen the commercials. They’ve aired in every major market.</p><p>Prop 38 would raise about 10 billion dollars a year for K-12 schools starting in 2013, by taxing all but the poorest Californians. Behind the TV ads and Proposition 38 is wealthy civil rights attorney Molly Munger.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:34:13 +0000 Amy Quinton 5651 at http://kvpr.org 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 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 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