SDCTA Opposes Proposition 30: The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012

Proposition 30 would increase the state's personal income tax and sales and use tax rates, making California the highest income taxed state in the country and increasing the sales tax rate that is already the highest in the nation. Given the delicate nature of our state economy and the risk of migration following tax increases, compounding this problem with additional tax increases could have a negative effect on our attempt to attract and retain businesses and create jobs. Rather than focus on reform efforts, such as pension reform, tax increases have been offered as a means to provide funding to services such as education.

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Rosey Williams