Governors Tax Proposal

Spring
1995
Resolution Number: 
13.12
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas the Governor is proposing a tax break which will primarily benefit the wealthy and will mean a $390 million loss in funding to California Community Colleges, and

Whereas California State Prisons have been funded for growth at the expense of nonpunitive public programs such as community college education, and

Whereas many community colleges have not been allocated growth funds to meet increased student demand since 1991, and

Whereas the tax proposal in the Governor's budget would reduce the taxes of an average California citizen by only $3.50 in 1995-6 and the local tax burden is already 12 percent below the national average,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the Governor's 1995-96 tax cut proposal, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Governor to redirect funds allocated for a tax reduction in 1995 and subsequent years to fund districts which are currently fiscally unable to meet the increased educational demands resulting from population growth, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the value of education and its long-term positive impact on the economy.
M/S/U Disposition: Board of Governors, COFO, Chancellor's Office, Executive Committee, FACCC, Governor, Legislature