As voters go to the polls, I continue to encourage people to vote "YES on 30," just as I did in my MV Patch blog many months ago.
Many people are unaware that the governor's budget was built on the assumption that the money raised by this proposition would be approved by the voters. This means that if skeptical voters decide not to vote for this proposition there are lots of "trigger cuts" that will go into effect.
Schools would be cut by $6 billion, forcing many school districts to cut the number of days children go to school. Community Colleges, CSUs, and the University of California would raise the tuition and fees that students pay.
As a member of the League of Women Voters of California (and LWV Los Altos-Mountain View) I am proud that our League board voted to actively support Proposition 30. Our LWVC president even signed the ballot argument in favor of Prop. 30. This is the only tax initiative that LWVC supports on this ballot.
Vote YES on 30. Thanks for reading.