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POLL: Should California Raise Taxes to Balance the Budget?

A majority of voters favor Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan, according to a new Field Poll. Do you agree?

 

Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing hard for voters to help balance California's budget by passing a November ballot measure raising taxes.

Fifty-four percent of voters surveyed in a recent Field Poll supported the proposal to raise taxes on sales and high-income earners, while 38 percent opposed it.

Voters were evenly split on two other tax proposals. The first, backed by attorney Molly Munger, would temporarily raise income taxes on nearly all Californians and put most of the money towards schools. Another, supported by hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, would raise taxes on out-of-state businesses, with the money split between energy conservation and the state's general fund.

We're curious what Half Moon Bay Patch readers think about these options. Which tax measure do you support? Or do you oppose them all? Vote in our poll, and tell us your reasons in the comments.

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John E Zuehlke July 09, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Mr. Brown was elected on a platform: "Lets Get California Working Again!" His solution? Cut Services and Raise Taxes! Duh!
Karin Meiswinkel July 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Ditto to that! No jobs,false unemployment percentages, companies bailing to states where they can afford to do business, unions in JB's back pocket calling shots. From what arena would increased taxes even be derived?
Sergio Marron July 10, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Cut state bureaucrats salaries by 90% and start a Class Action Lawsuit for damages done to the State Economy by the state legislature. Who can call a lawyer and start this class action lawsuit?

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