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California Democrats Propose Raising Top State Tax Rate to 16.8%

California Democrats Propose Raising Top State Tax Rate to 16.8%

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday:

The funds to be raised would not be earmarked for any specific purpose, but sponsor State Sen. David Chiu (D-San Francisco) said that the money could be used for “affordable housing, the homeless, child care and education,” the Chronicle reported.

The state raised taxes on the wealthy to 13.3% in Proposition 30, which was sold by then-Gov.

Democrats also raised gas taxes in 2017, defeating an effort to overturn the tax increase with Proposition 6 in 2018, which state Attorney General Xavier Becerra slapped with a deceptive ballot description that helped ensure the gas tax remained.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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