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Los Angeles Unified school teacher David Goldberg wears a U.S. President Barack Obama mask during a rally to support the measure on November 5, 2012 in Panorama City, California. Proposition 30 would raise sales tax by a quarter-cent for four-years and increase income tax on those making $250,000 a year and couples making more than $500,000 a year, to provide funding to California’s K-12 schools, state universities, colleges and community colleges and Police departments .If the measure fails $6 billion in spending cuts would have to be enacted.
First we bring you an update on the passage of Proposition 30. It increases the income tax on wealthy Californians and temporarily raises the state sales tax
Governor Brown's initiative was passed with 54 percent of people voting yes. Its rival measure, Prop 38, went down in flames, with just 28 percent of the voters supporting it.
For more on these results we're joined by Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and KPCC's education reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez.
To talk about what happens next for California's budget, KPCC's Julie Small joins the show.