The Future of Community Colleges May Hinge on Passing of Brown’s Tax Measure  

It’s no exaggeration to say that if the Brown tax measure placed on the November election ballot fails, higher education, specifically at the community college level in California might be doomed.

by: Josue Gamez

What will it mean in program reductions and cutbacks to local schools like Mt. SAC and Citrus Community College along with the 112 other institutions statewide if the proposed measure fails?

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget plan outlines $8 billion in cuts and double that amount to close a $16 billion deficit according to state officials.   

Brown’s budget package seeks a temporary increase in personal income tax on the state's wealthiest taxpayers, and also aims to increase the state’s sales tax by one-quarter percent for four years.

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