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Proposition 30

OPINION: California would create more jobs without Proposition 30

Board of Equalization member George Runner writes in the Sacramento Bee that, while California's economy has improved, high taxes are still an obstacle to job creation. Proposition 30, a tax increase passed in 2012, is among the anti-business policies that have given the state the nation's fifth highest unemployment.

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OPINION: California's Vanishing "Surplus

Peter Hannaford of The American Spectator explains how despite increased revenue from the passage of Proposition 30, California’s economy continues to head south. The highest state corporate tax rates, sales and gasoline taxes in the country, combined with a heavy regulatory burden, continue to drive business away.

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OPINION: Perhaps Brown’s tax hike wasn’t needed after all

Dan Brown, writing for the Sacramento Bee questions Governor Brown's assertion that the Proposition 30 tax boost was essential as California's improving economy would've created its own tax boost with it. Furthermore, a tax increase is only a temporary fix to a long term spending problem.

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NEWS: Torlakson: Proposition 30 tax increases should be extended

Sacramento Bee reports state schools chief Tom Torlakson is calling for an extension of Proposition 30 beyond its full expiration in 2018, as California begins to see tax surpluses.

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EDITORIAL: Higher taxes don't prevent higher debt

An editorial by the Orange County Register explaining how attempts to solve state debt problems through tax increases have not helped the state through a rough patch, but are, in fact, enabling California to go deeper into debt.

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