Sunday, September 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Propositions 30 and 38 at a glance

By
From page A20 | October 14, 2012 |

SACRAMENTO — Details of propositions 30 and 38 on the Nov. 6 ballot:

Proposition 30 (Gov. Jerry Brown’s initiative):

Who pays: Individuals with taxable income above $250,000 will pay higher income tax rates, on a sliding scale, for seven years. All Californians, regardless of income level, will pay a quarter-cent higher sales tax rate for four years.

What it does: Increases personal income tax rate by 1 percent for single filers on taxable income between $250,001 and $300,000 and joint filers’ taxable income between $500,001 and $600,000; by 2 percent on taxable income between $300,001 and $500,000 for single filers and between $600,001 and $1 million for joint filers; and by 3 percent for single filers with taxable income over $500,000 and joint filers with taxable income above $1 million. The new taxes apply only to the portion of income above the specified threshold.

Increases the state sales tax rate by a quarter-cent for four years, starting Jan. 1, bringing the statewide tax rate to 7.5 percent. Local sales taxes push the rate higher in many cities and counties.

Guarantees funding for public safety services realigned from state to local governments, including the governor’s shift of lower-level offenders from state prison to county jails.

Where the money goes: Raises about $6 billion a year for the first five years, with smaller amounts after that, to help balance the state budget and provide funding for K-12 education and community colleges. It also includes a constitutional funding guarantee to pay for public safety services that have been transferred from the state to local governments. Lawmakers and the governor could determine how much of the money is spent within the state budget, which also requires a minimum level of school funding based on state revenue.

Prevents about $6 billion in cuts to public schools and universities the governor says would take effect if the initiative fails.

Support: Democrats, California Teachers Association, California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, California School Employees Association, Bay Area Council, dozens of elected school boards and school districts.

Oppose: California Republican Party, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Small Business Action Committee.

Contributions: Supporters have raised about $32 million, with the largest contributions coming from unions, including more than $6 million from the California Teachers Association. Opponents have raised more than $20 million in a political action committee to fight this initiative and support another that would restrict labor unions. Most of the opposition money has come from Charles Munger Jr., a physicist at Stanford University.

Proposition 38 (Molly Munger initiative):

Who pays: Anyone with taxable income (after deductions) above $7,317 for individuals or above $14,633 for joint filers will pay a higher income tax rate, on a sliding scale, for 12 years.

What it does: Increases the personal income tax rate by 0.4 percent for single filers with taxable income above $7,317 and joint filers with taxable income above $14,633; increases the rate for others on a sliding scale, up to the maximum additional tax rate of 2.2 percent for individual taxable incomes above $2.5 million or joint filers with taxable income above $5 million.

Where the money goes: The proposal is expected to generate about $10 billion in the next fiscal year, and increase over time. For the first four years, about $6 billion would go directly to schools on a per-student basis, with more going to schools with low-income populations. Another $1 billion would go toward child care and preschool, and $3 billion would go to pay off state debt, freeing up some money in the state budget. After that, about 85 percent would go to schools and 15 percent to early childhood programs. The money would bypass the Legislature and state Department of Education. School districts would be required to provide detailed reports on how the money is spent.

Support: California State PTA, California School Boards Association, dozens of elected school boards and school districts.

Oppose: California Democratic Party, California Republican Party, California Chamber of Commerce.

Contributions: Civil rights attorney Molly Munger has provided most of the funding, more than $31 million to date. Opponents have raised only about $25,000, primarily from the chamber.

Comments

comments

The Associated Press

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Elementary school counselors: necessary, but poorly funded

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
    Bet Haverim hosts High Holy Day services

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

     
    Teams assess damage as wildfire burns

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Driver arrested for DUI after Saturday morning crash

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    Help raise funds for juvenile diabetes cure

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Jewelry, art for sale at Senior Center

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Davis Community Meals needs cooks

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

     
    Send kids to camp!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Da Vinci awarded $38,000 for restorative justice program

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

     
    Hawk Hill trip planned Sept. 30

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Outdoor yoga marathon celebrates community

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Wise words

    By Sue Cockrell | From Page: A12

     
    .

    Forum

    Awareness is key to this fight

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Where is this going?

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A6

    We’re living in the Golden State of emergency

    By Debra DeAngelo | From Page: A6

     
    Options for protection come with flu season

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

    Are we there yet? Not enough hours in the day to goof off

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A6Comments are off for this post

     
    Paso Fino — it’s not worth it

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Archer will get my vote

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    It’s time for Davis Scouts to stand up for what is right

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Mike Keefe cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    Building something at schools’ HQ

    By Our View | From Page: A10

    Don’t sell city greenbelt

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Paso Fino project is flawed

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Speak out

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    Maybe David can beat Goliath again

    By Lynne Nittler | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    .

    Sports

    DHS gets on its Morse to beat Edison

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    JV Blue Devils drop low-scoring affair

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B2

     
    Wire briefs: Giants rally falls short in San Diego

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Four local swimmers qualify for Olympic Trials

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Republic FC’s fairy tale season continues

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    ‘We’re a way better team’ than record, says UCD’s Shaffer

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B4 | Gallery

     
    UCD roundup: Aggie men pound Pomona-Pitzer in the pool

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B4

    Davis 15-year-old making a splash in European F4 series

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘Ladies Foursome’ adds shows

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    .

    Business

    UCD grad’s startup earns kudos at TechCrunch event

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    Styles on target for November debut

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A7

    MBI hires VP of marketing

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Rob White: What is an ‘innovation center’?

    By Rob White | From Page: A9

    Taylor Morrison unveils new Woodland community next weekend

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Carol L. Walsh

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, September 21, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B8