New group forms to oppose Molly Munger’s tax plan
A new ballot committee has been formed to defeat Proposition 38, the income tax-hike proposal backed by attorney Molly Munger.
Many of the groups involved in the No on 38 campaign are the same people backing Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure, Proposition 30.
The new committee has yet to list any donors but, according to filings with the Secretary of State’s office, Sacramento Democratic political consultant Jason Kinney and James T. Hay, president of the California Medical Assn., are both listed as officers.
The group also submitted ballot arguments against Proposition 38, signed by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), and the heads of the California State Sheriffs' Assn. and the California Faculty Assn. -- all of whom have backed Brown's initiative.
Munger and Brown have tangled in the press and in the courts as they pursue rival tax measures for the fall. The governor’s proposal would temporarily boost levies on sales and upper-income individuals to help balance the state’s budget while Munger is proposing a broader income tax hike to raise money for schools and early childhood programs.
-- Anthony York in Sacramento
Photo: Proposition 38 proponent Molly Munger. Credit: Associated Press