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Battle Over Rival Tax Measures Heats Up

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, March 19, 2012

Thanks to some quick work from the Attorney General, Department of Finance and Legislative Analyst's Office, the new initiative went from submission to circulation in 48 hours.  That was possible because the measure strongly resembled Brown's original proposal.  But it's still prompting criticism of unfair treatment, since measures often take far longer to be cleared for circulation.

Meanwhile, wealthy civil rights advocate Molly Munger has released the first TV ad of the fall campaign:

Munger Ad: "But right now, we can make history with a ballot measure to send every K-through-12 dollar straight to our schools - to every school and every child, not to Sacramento.  It's the only initiative that can say all that."

Munger's measure would tax Californians who make more than $7,500 a year on a sliding scale.  Brown's initiative would raise the sales tax a quarter-cent … and raise the income tax starting at $250,000 a year.

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