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Now, the reality of Prop. 30’s ‘temporary’ tax hikes
Orange County Register

Proposition 30 was passed by voters in 2012, raising the state sales tax by a quarter percentage point through the end of 2016. Additionally, it increased the personal income tax through 2018 on California residents with incomes over $250,000.

The tax has generated $6 billion to $7 billion annually, making California’s coffers flush with cash once again.

Prop. 30 was creatively advertised and sold to the voters by a union, the California Teachers Association, which depicted it as a “temporary” tax to support public schools.