Friday, December 26, 2014
Looking into the future
One possibility for a ballot proposition is an extension of the Proposition 30 temporary taxes. Governor Brown, when asked about that prospect, hasn't been keen about it. But there is some possibility that the California Teachers Assn. might push for an extension. See http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article4983699.html Blog readers will know that the Regents endorsed Prop 30, but now argue that UC didn't get its fair share of the added revenue. That argument is part of their rationale for the tuition-or-more-state-funding plan unveiled at the November Regents meeting. Would the Regents support an extension of Prop 30 if assured they would get a bigger share? What if the governor actively opposed an extension?
Who knows? Even Brown isn't sure of what might happen in his 4th term: