The Napa County Board of Supervisors is urging voters to approve Propositions 30 and 31 while rejecting Proposition 38.
Proposition 30 is the temporary the income tax and quarter-cent sales tax increases Gov. Jerry Brown is pitching to voters to balance the state government’s budget. It would generate about $6 billion annually to fund the public school system.
The sales tax increase would be in effect until 2017, while the increase in the income tax, which would affect — on a sliding scale — those earning more than $250,000 annually, would last until 2019.
Backed by civil rights attorney Molly Munger, Proposition 38 would increase the income tax a sliding scale from .4 percent for those earning the least, starting at $7,316 annually, to 2.2 percent for those earning more than $2.5 million annually.
The increase would last for 12 years and generate about $10 billion for local schools, debt payments, and child care next year, with a trend to generate more than that in years ahead, according to the California attorney general’s office.
Proposition 31 would implement reforms of state government and its budget, changing California to a two-year budget cycle, limiting how much the Legislature could increase state costs, creating more oversight of public programs, and installing new requirements for state and local budgets.