WATSONVILLE — With all precincts partially reporting, it appears that Californians have passed Proposition 30, which will help protect cuts to education and other programs and services.
Meanwhile, voters in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District overwhelmingly passed Measure L, a school bond measure that will fund hundreds of repair, maintenance and construction projects throughout the district.
Gov. Jerry Brown proposed Proposition 30 last year, touting it as a way to raise $6 billion for K-12 schools, the UC and CSU systems and community colleges. He also promised nearly $6 billion in “trigger cuts” if it failed, which would have meant massive cuts to K-14 education as well as the State Parks lifeguards, city police departments, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the state’s Department of Justice.
Proposition 30 will increase by 10.3 percent personal income tax on earnings for Californians who earn more than $250,000, an 11.3 percent increase on incomes over $350,000 and a 12.3 percent increase on incomes over $500,000.
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