SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A new poll from the University of Southern California finds voters prefer Proposition 30, Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed tax increase over Prop 38, the competing measure by Molly Munger.
The poll results also indicate the governor still has a lot to do to sell the tax hikes to voters.READ MORE: Apple Holds Edge In App Store Trial Despite Nagging Issues
Phil Matier Reports:
Voters are pretty iffy about the idea of raising taxes temporarily to offset the state’s financial problems.READ MORE: Pac-12 Picks MGM Executive George Kilavkoff As Next Commissioner
The governor was in San Francisco on Wednesday to promote his tax plan and said, if he doesn’t get taxes passed, he’ll have to whack school budgets by $5 billion.
That’s the old, if you don’t do this, we’re going to have to shoot the dog. It’s like this or the kids. But the interesting thing about that sales pitch is that he’s putting all that effort into is how a USC poll found that education was not a top concern for California voters and actually came in fifth. The top concerns were economy, jobs, state budget deficit and curbing wasteful government spending.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Corruption Scandal: City Reaches $1.7M Settlement With Permit Expediter Walter Wong
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