PolitiCal

On politics in the Golden State

« Previous Post | PolitiCal Home | Next Post »

Skelton: Help schools help themselves with parcel taxes

Brown Prop 30

SkeltonOne of the only ways for school districts to raise more revenue is to ask voters to increase their parcel taxes. But that takes a two-thirds vote, and only about half of those votes have been successful in three decades. 

In Thursday's column, George Skelton says reducing the voter threshold to 55% would allow schools to get the revenue they need. 

"This idea currently is kicking around the Legislature," writes Skelton. "But so far it hasn't been linked to [Gov. Jerry] Brown's new school-funding proposal."

Asked if he would support such a proposal, Brown was hesitant last week. He mentioned that voters just approved statewide increases as part of Proposition 30.

"The fact is, California is not bashful in collecting public revenue or raising funds," he said. "So I want to be careful."

All of Skelton's columns are here. 

ALSO:

Gov. Jerry Brown commits to major Medi-Cal expansion

Gov. Jerry Brown wants changes at state university systems

Democratic legislative leaders relieved by Gov. Brown's budget

Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown campaigns for tax increases last year. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press
 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video



Advertisement

Categories


Archives
 



Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists:

In Case You Missed It...