"Californians for Reforms and Jobs, Not Taxes" launches campaign against Jerry Brown's tax measure
David Siders, Sac Bee, June 12, 2012The campaign against Gov. Jerry Brown's November ballot measure to raise taxes took shape this morning, with a group of conservative interests announcing a new website and name, "Californians for Reforms and Jobs, Not Taxes."
The proponents, as expected, include the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the National Federation of Independent Business, California, and the Small Business Action Committee.
The campaign is unlikely to begin in earnest on either side until later this summer. The Democratic governor is proposing to raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California's highest earners.
Jon Coupal, president of the Jarvis group, told reporters this morning, "We look forward to giving this tax increase the inglorious defeat that it so richly deserves."