Official Results
Yes votes:
7,014,114 (55.4%)
No votes:
5,653,636 (44.6%)

Proposition 30 temporarily increases the state sales tax rate and the personal income tax rates for taxpayers with incomes above a certain level. The revenues generated would be used to fund schools and public safety programs. The state’s 2012-13 budget plan—approved by the Governor and the Legislature in June 2012—assumes passage of this measure.

For more information on this proposition, including voter resources, in-depth analysis, and endorsements, please see the California Choices web site.


Proponents of Proposition 30 believe that the measure will prevent billions in school cuts this year. They claim that Prop. 30 will establish a constitutional guarantee for public safety funding which can be altered only with voter approval. Proponents claim that Prop. 30 is essential in balancing the budget.



Opponents of Proposition 30 claim that the measure's tax hikes will not guarantee additional money for education. They advocate reforming schools and the public pension system instead of raising taxes.