General Election - Nov. 6, 2012
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To help reduce voter confusion, EdSource produced a visually appealing infographic to clarify the main similarities and differences between the two initiatives.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters considered 11 propositions, two of which were directly related to education: Proposition 30 and Proposition 38. Proposition 30 was approved by voters. Proposition 38 was defeated.
Sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown, Proposition 30 will provide funding for K-12 schools and community colleges through a temporary quarter-cent sales tax increase and a temporary increase in personal income taxes on Californians with annual incomes (after deductions) of $250,000 or more.
This proposition also puts into the state Constitution the $5 billion dollar shift in funds from Sacramento to local governments for "public safety services," such as the housing of criminals and drug treatment programs.
For more information on Proposition 30, see the campaign website.
Sponsored by philanthropist Molly Munger, Proposition 38 would have provided funding for K-12 schools and early childhood education (preschool and childcare programs) through a temporary increase in personal income taxes on Californians with annual incomes (after deductions) of $7,316 or more. The money raised would go directly to schools rather than to school districts or the state. It would not be part of the state's minimum funding guarantee under Proposition 98 for schools and community colleges.
For more information on Proposition 38, see the campaign website.
Links to Independent Analyses of Proposition 30 and Proposition 38
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