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Proposition 30

Voting In Hope

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

The ballot we each cast tomorrow is extremely important. We can vote for hope without having to believe that our vote represents HOPE.

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Reveal In California | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A "dark money" non-profit that funneled $11 million into two ballot initiative fights in California revealed to the state's campaign fin...

Meet Koch Brothers Employee David Spady, Darling of LA Fox "News"

Rick Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Want to know how the right-wing astroturf machine works? Want to see how they use power and money to drown out the voice of the people? Want to see the motivations behind the Koch Brothers' hit man in California?

Don't Look Now, But... Can Jerry Brown Actually Pull Off a Prop 30 Win?

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

I've predicted that Prop 30 -- the California initiative to temporarily raise taxes on the rich, along with a quarter-cent sales tax hike, to stave off big education cuts and stabilize the state budget -- will lose. Sometimes I like being wrong. This would definitely be one of those times.

Consequences Dire For LAUSD If Prop 30 Fails

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Second-graders would miss lessons on prefixes and suffixes. U.S. history students would gloss over the civil rights movement. Parents would have to ...

California and the Battle for Public Higher Education

Christopher Haugh | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Christopher Haugh

According to UC President Mark Yudof, imminent cuts mean a system-wide $2,400 fee hike, more hiring freezes, more layoffs, and even deeper cuts to academic budgets. In layman's terms, the system's tragic and quickening death continues. But why save the UC system?

Tyler Kingkade

Major Inititave In California Depends On College Students | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.29.2012 | College

With support for Proposition 30 sliding among California voters, the decision to approve the initiative, which would raise taxes on the wealthy to inc...

Prop 30: Governor Jerry Brown's Tax Initiative

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2012 | San Francisco

Prop 30 would increase state income taxes on the wealthy (those who make over $250,000) for seven years. It would also increase sales taxes by .25 cen...

10 Ballot Measures To Watch In 2012

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Everybody is watching Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaign in the presidential election. But as they go to the polls this November, voters will also ...

Jerry Brown Gets an October Surprise

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown's plans to match his big budget cuts with new revenues were already somewhat complicated by heiress Molly Munger's rival income-tax-hike-for-the-schools initiative. But a much bigger threat emerged in dramatic fashion late last week.

Vote Twice for Education Over Politics

Crystal Brown | Posted 10.14.2012 | San Francisco
Crystal Brown

The only way to give our children any chance of avoiding even more devastating cuts to their schools is a "yes" vote for both education measures. While the one with the most votes will be the only winning measure, our state's children will be out of the line of fire, temporarily, if at least one passes.

California's Public Higher Education Must Be Protected

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

In the fifty years since California adopted its Master Plan for higher education the state has blossomed into a world-renowned center of creative innovation and enterprise.