CHA News Article

Survey Finds Overwhelming Voter Support for CHA-Backed Prop. 30 Extension

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has released a new survey, finding that the majority of Californians — 61 percent — support the Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016. The act would extend Proposition 30’s income tax rates on the wealthiest 2 percent of Californians and aims to protect education and other vital services from significant budget cuts. The poll, which was based on a survey of 1,710 residents conducted from March 6-15, also found that 70 percent of likely voters wish to see the extension measure on November’s ballot. This act was the only ballot measure tested in the survey.

By temporarily extending the income tax rates created under Proposition 30, the act will bring in a projected $8-11 billion annually in revenue, which would be directed to K-12 education and community colleges as well as the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Up to $2 billion annually would be invested in health care for low-income children and their families. CHA is a member of the coalition supporting the initiative, along with the California Teachers Association, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California, the California Medical Association, the California Federation of Teachers and others. More information is available in the attached press release and at www.protectingca.org

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