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OPINION: Dan Walters: Democrats win big in California, but now what?

In his column for the Mercury News, Dan Walters warns that while Proposition 30 may claim victory for now, the new taxes are temporary, while much of the spending they finance is permanent, and the measure makes California even more dependent on a few high-income taxpayers, which makes revenues even more volatile.

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NEWS: Prop. 30's big donors include big companies

Wyatt Buchanan of the SF Gate reports on the list of big companies throwing financial support behind Governor Brown's tax-raising Proposition 30, including Disney, Sony, CBS, NBC, Viacom, Warner Bros. and other entertainment businesses

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OPINION: Proposition 30: Excusing California's Inadequacy

Katherine Timpf of International Business Times criticizes the California State University system for telling students their enrollment maybe dropped if Proposition 30 isn't passed and argues that Governor Brown set up the budget in order to blackmail taxpayers into approving the tax increases.

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OPINION: Oh look, California is actually $335 billion in debt

Matthew DeBord from Southern California Public Radio reports that California is over ten times more in debt than the $28 billion figure Governor Brown stated when he went into office. Among the commonly stated reasons for this, one of note is that the State's tax system relies far too much on the incomes of the wealthy, and in particular on income derived from capital gains.

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OPINION: California: Once Golden, Now Just Toast

Joel Engel of Legal Insurrection theorizes that the defeat of Proposition 29 (which would add a $1 tax to cigarettes) last year, a tax that would only have affected the 15% of the population that smokes cigarettes, is a clear sign that Californian's tolerance for new taxes of any form has been exhausted. This should indicate Governor Brown's Proposition 30 will fight an uphill battle in November.

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