Ballot measure: Proposition 30
Gov. Jerry Brown's measure would increase the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years and raise personal income taxes on Californians who earn more than $250,000, or joint filers who make over $500,000.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which opposes the measure, is running a 30-second radio ad in major media markets. It features a carnival worker pitching Proposition 30 "snake oil." The ad also contains a message from the group's president, Jon Coupal.
What's the charge?
Coupal says in the ad: "Sacramento politicians are out
Is it true?
The ad is extremely misleading because it's aimed at making people believe Proposition 30 won't help schools. The California School Boards Association has endorsed the measure and urged all school districts to do the same, saying it would increase the amount of money going toward schools by $3.6 billion in the fiscal year ending in June. The association did say in a statement in May that the measure "does not provide new
-- Mike Rosenberg, Staff