Moving California Forward

Moving California Forward

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 Los Angeles County Democratic Party ask Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez to consider placing measures on the state-wide ballot 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 Los Angeles County Democratic Party forward this resolution to Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez

Submitted by: Democratic Club of Claremont

Passed by LACDP Resolutions Committee 6/7/11

Passed by LACDP 6/14/11

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