CSU applicants to get warning letter about tax initiative


Los Angeles Times — The California State University, which includes Cal State San Bernardino, plans to send a letter to Los Angeles Timesapplicants saying, in effect, their chances for admission are higher if Proposition 30 on the Nov. 6 ballot passes. Tax foes say that’s illegal.

“We wanted to give students and parents some sense of context as to why we are [holding] applications until the end of November,” said Claudia Keith, spokeswoman for the CSU system. “We are not advocating one way or the other. We are just laying out the facts of what the budget is and what impact this will have on our budget.”

Anti-tax advocates say CSU is using government resources for a political campaign, which is illegal. On Friday, Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Assn., sent a letter to university officials asserting that their plan appeared to run afoul of the law.

The article was published Sept. 15, 2012.

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