Since Proposition 13 passed in 1978, there have been some tax increases, but mostly there have been drastic cuts in government services at the state and local levels. Recent polls show times are changing. In September, the Public Policy Institute found that 95 percent of Californians think the state budget's a problem; 67 percent say it's a big problem. Last month, the USC Dornsife/LA Times poll reported that 64 percent would be willing to pay higher taxes for local schools.
Are there Tax Increases in California's Future?
- Dan Schnur - Professor of Politics and Communications,USC and former Republican strategist - @danschnur
- Bill Bradley - New West Notes
- Joel Fox - Californians for Reforms and Jobs, Not Taxes