By Brenda Acuna|Staff Writer|
California voters will face two similar, but conflicting measures regarding the funding of education on Nov. 6.
While the two measures, Propositions 30 and 38, seek to fund education, both go about it in different ways.
Proposition 30, advocated by Governor Jerry Brown, seeks to fix the state’s budget and help fund education by increasing personal income tax on those who earn more than $250,000 a year.
The other measure, Proposition 38, backed by millionaire Molly Munger, is also designed to aid school funding through taxes, but would work differently. Instead of increasing the personal income tax of the state’s higher income bracket, the proposal aims to tax all Californians.
In addition, the measure also would only fund K-12, leaving the state’s higher education system prone to more tuition hikes if it passes.
One important point to consider is that both measures cannot go into effect. If both are approved, the one with the higher percentage of votes will prevail and therefore become law.
This means that even if you vote for both, only one can win.
If Proposition 38 gathers more votes, this would mean Proposition 30 would lose.
With the approval of Proposition 38, all CSUs and UCs would still be subject to more tuition increases.