Before last week, California voters had rejected every statewide tax measure since 2004. This election, they approved two of them. They also said yes to more than 70 percent of the local tax and bond measures on last week’s ballot. But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, this may not be the start of a new trend.
The passage of Propositions 30 and 39 snapped a seven-measure winning streak for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. But President Jon Coupal says that doesn’t mean the attitudes of California voters are changing when it comes to taxes.