SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is telling college students that the sales tax component of his November ballot initiative is a small price to pay for a more stable state budget.
Putting it in everyday terms, the governor say it amounts to one penny on a $4 deli sandwich.
Brown spoke to about 100 students Thursday at Sacramento City College to promote Proposition 30. It would raise the state sales tax a quarter cent but draw most of its revenue from an income tax increase on the richest Californians.
Brown said Proposition 30 will create a better future for California, mostly by funding K-12 schools and higher education.
Critics say the additional tax revenue, if voters approve it, will go toward a wide variety of state programs, not just education.
The Associated Press