Prop 30 success may depend on student vote


The Huffington Post — With support for Proposition 30 sliding among California voters, the decision to approve the initiative, which would raise taxes on the wealthy to increase funding for public education, could fall to students at the state’s public universities.

HuffingtonPostChampioned by Gov. Jerry Brown, Prop  30 would raise state income taxes on individuals making more than $250,000 and temporarily raise the state sales tax by one quarter of one cent. California stands to gain $6.8 billion in revenue annually if it passes. But if it fails, K-12 schools, community colleges and state universities will lose hundreds of millions of dollars in appropriations and college students would face massive tuition hikes.

The article was published Oct. 29, 2012.

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