38

Molly Munger's tax increases

Election results

Votes Pct.
Yes 2,526,872 27.7%
No 6,588,517 72.3%

If it passes

Proposition 38, sponsored by civil-rights attorney Molly Munger and the California PTA, is the main alternative on the ballot to Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan, Proposition 30.

The Munger initiative would raise more than $115 billion through a 12-year increase in personal income tax rates. Unlike Brown's proposal, Proposition 38 would dedicate all the new revenue to public schools, early-childhood education and, for the first four years, bond debt.

The bond provision would free up about $3 billion a year to help close the state's budget gap, but not enough to avert the $6 billion in cuts that the Legislature mandated should Proposition 30 fail to become law. If both Propositions 30 and 38 garner a majority, the one that receives the most votes would go into effect.

— Los Angeles Times

Official summary and analysis

Editorial: The Times' take

Tracking the money

A total of 142 individual contributions have been made to five committees supporting and opposing Proposition 38, raising $47,847,957. About 100% of the money raised has been to support the proposition. The list below shows the top individual contributions supporting and opposting the measure. Follow the links for additional detail.

Support
$47,810,145
Oppose
$37,812
Support contributions by state
$1
$10K
$100K
$500K
$1M
+
State Amount %
California $47,808,145 100.0%
Out of state $2,000 0.0%
Opposition contributions by state
$1
$10K
$100K
$500K
$1M
+
State Amount %
California $37,812 100.0%
Out of state $0 0.0%
Single contributions by size
Support
Oppose
Largest single contributions in support
# Name Date Amount
1 Molly Munger Sept. 17, 2012 $5,000,000
2 Molly Munger Aug. 14, 2012 $5,000,000
3 Molly Munger July 24, 2012 $5,000,000
4 Molly Munger Oct. 19, 2012 $3,250,000
5 Steve R. English Oct. 19, 2012 $3,250,000
6 Molly Munger Oct. 15, 2012 $3,100,000
7 Molly Munger Oct. 8, 2012 $3,000,000
8 Molly Munger Oct. 2, 2012 $3,000,000
9 Molly Munger Sept. 20, 2012 $3,000,000
10 Molly Munger Oct. 11, 2012 $2,000,000
Largest single contributions in opposition
# Name Date Amount
1 California Business Pac, Sponsored By the California Chamber of Commerce (Calbuspac) Aug. 30, 2012 $23,500
2 California Medical Association Physicians' Issues Committee Oct. 17, 2012 $10,000
3 California Faculty Association Political Issues Committee Sept. 7, 2012 $1,500
4 California Medical Association Physicians' Issues Committee Aug. 15, 2012 $1,000
5 Anthony Cacao Oct. 12, 2012 $900
6 Carl Moor Oct. 18, 2012 $500
7 California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee Oct. 15, 2012 $272
8 Anthony Cacao Oct. 10, 2012 $100
9 Robert Rawlings Nov. 1, 2012 $30
10 Martin Vogel Oct. 29, 2012 $10

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* The totals for contributions to Proposition 38 include those from one committee working to support or oppose multiple propositions. The $210,000 raised is included in the totals for each proposition. This could skew the totals reported here.

* Committees campaigning for or against a proposition can contribute money to other committees working to support or oppose any of the propositions on the November ballot. To date, this committee-to-committee giving accounts for about $20.4 million. Also, totals for propositions do not include unitemized contributions under $100.

Credits: Lorena Iniguez Elebee, Stephanie Ferrell, Robert Greene, Alexandra LeTellier, Maloy Moore, Anthony Pesce, Ben Welsh.

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