Gov. Jerry Brown to make Sacramento campaign stop for tax measure
Brown’s appearance at Sacramento City College follows a rally for Proposition 30 that featured the governor on the UCLA campus Tuesday. Before the UCLA event, Brown had been off the campaign trail for more than six weeks.
But with less than three weeks until election day, and the centerpiece of his budget plan hanging in the balance, Brown has reemerged in recent days. His campaign spokesman says the governor will continue to be a visible presence, both on the campaign trail and in paid advertising, in the closing weeks of the campaign.
Proposition 30 temporarily hikes sales and upper income taxes to help balance the state’s budget. Its passage would also prevent about $6 billion in cuts to public schools and universities scheduled to otherwise go into effect.
In an email to reporters Wednesday morning, Brown wrote, “Prop. 30 is the only measure on the November 6 ballot that will stop $6 billion in cuts to our schools and colleges this year and invest in preparing the next generation for jobs of the future. College students are organizing events across the state to register voters and engage young people in supporting Prop. 30 to stop the cuts and stop the tuition hikes so we can build a strong economy for the future.”
--Anthony York in Sacramento
Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown will make a campaign stop for Proposition 30 in Sacramento on Thursday. Credit: Associated Press