LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Gov. Jerry Brown is unveiling a controversial new budget proposal that will force Californians to choose between higher taxes and deep education cuts.
Under the governor’s new plan, income taxes would go up for single residents making more than $250,000 a year, and couples who make more than $500,000 a year.
Brown also wants to raise the state sales tax to 7.75 percent and cut $1.4 billion in welfare and child care.
If voters reject the plan on the November ballot, the state will face a deficit of $9.2 billion, which would result in shorter school years, college tuition hikes, and fewer officers patrolling state forests and beaches.