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Poll: Would You Vote for Higher Taxes to Save School, College Funding?

Gov. Jerry Brown again calls for support of November initiatives to ease California budget deficit.

Gov. Jerry Brown says K-12 schools and both state university systems will suffer even more cuts and force tuition increases if California voters don’t approve a quarter-cent bump in the state’s sales tax rate to 7.5 percent and boost the income tax rate for people making more than $250,000 a year.

, including Glendora Unified and Charter Oak Unified, are projecting multi-million dollar shortfalls should the tax increases fail to receive voter approval.

Brown's critics say the projected $16 billion state budget deficit can be erased without voter-approved tax hikes in November. Whose arguments do you buy?

Kenneth Jones May 18, 2012 at 09:29 PM
We are being taxed and paying fees for everything you can think of. I refuse to vote for 1 more tax increase.
Eljay May 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM
It's real "nice" that everybody wants to keep funding colleges, but our states should only be subsidizing primary education. College is a priviledge, not an entitlement. Our primary schools are suffering their entitled education in order to fund secondary education. BTW, I have two teenaged kids so don't think I don't want it easy... that would be "nice" but our state can't afford niceties any longer.

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