Moving California Forward

Resolution Number 11-07.14

WHEREAS the State of California needs additional revenue  to meet its current budget crisis but the Republicans in the Legislature, the minority party of NO, refuse on ideological grounds to allow the State to raise the needed funds;

WHEREAS those additional revenues could come from tax increases on all Californians, but it is much more appropriate to acquire them by first making sure that those who are currently under-taxed, pay their fair share; and

WHEREAS California voters are more likely to approve ballot measures extending or increasing their own taxes if they see that the under-taxed are also being included in the process.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party  ask Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez to consider options to open up new revenue streams for our State such as:

1.              An oil severance tax

2.              Higher State income tax bracket for high income individuals

3.              Split role property tax that permits higher taxation of commercial property

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party forward this resolution to Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and  Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez

Author: Democratic Club of Claremont

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

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