On Thursday, November 1, 2012 in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club, California Governor Jerry Brown spoke about his support for Proposition 30 on the November 6 ballot. Introduced by Joseph Fink of Dominican University, Brown said that he has cut the state budget to the bone and needs Proposition 30 to fund public education by taxing people making more than $500,000 per year. He thinks the education system built by his father helped California build an economy that rivals many nations and attracts people from all over the world.
“Proposition 30 protects taxpayers with tough accountability measures: all new revenues are put into a dedicated account that Sacramento politicians can’t touch, and Prop. 30 requires annual audits posted online for everyone to see. Rejection of Prop. 30 would trigger $6 billion in state spending cuts on January 1, mostly from K-12 schools, which would be authorized to cut short their school year. Additionally, there would be a 5 percent tuition hike at the California State University system, 20 percent tuition hikes at the University of California, and a reduction in funding to community colleges.”
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