CA State Counties Association and Urban Counties Endorse Prop. 55

Sacramento – The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and Urban Counties of California have endorsed Proposition 55. CSAC and the Urban Counties join the coalition of more than 250 other education advocates, health care providers, business groups, and community organizations supporting the measure that will prevent billions in cuts to education and other vital services, like health care.

“Counties are devoted to serving the needs of our constituents, but we need the resources to do that effectively,” said CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate. “Proposition 55 includes some much-needed revenue that will be dedicated to providing emergency care at county hospitals.”

California chronically underfunds health care, and Prop. 55 provides up to $2 billion per year to give low- income families with kids increased access to care. This measure helps low-income families with children access the care they need, especially preventative care, which keeps kids healthier and saves California money in the long run.

Prop. 55, the California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016, will temporarily maintain the current income tax rates on the wealthiest Californians for 12 more years – singles earning more than $250,000 and couples earning more than $500,000 a year. Prop. 55 directs funds specifically to K-12 public education and community colleges, while also allocating funds to health care for low-income children and their families. The proposition contains strict accountability requirements.

Budget forecasts show that unless we extend the taxes on the wealthy, which would continue to bring in an average of $8 billion in annual revenues, our public schools will lose nearly $4 billion and our state budget will face a deficit of more than $4 billion in the first full year alone.

Sacramento – The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and Urban Counties of California have endorsed Proposition 55. CSAC and the Urban Counties join the coalition of more than 250 other education advocates, health care providers, business groups, and community organizations supporting the measure that will prevent billions in cuts to education and other vital services, like health care.

 

“Counties are devoted to serving the needs of our constituents, but we need the resources to do that effectively,” said CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate. “Proposition 55 includes some much-needed revenue that will be dedicated to providing emergency care at county hospitals.”

 

California chronically underfunds health care, and Prop. 55 provides up to $2 billion per year to give low- income families with kids increased access to care. This measure helps low-income families with children access the care they need, especially preventative care, which keeps kids healthier and saves California money in the long run.

 

Prop. 55, the California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016, will temporarily maintain the current income tax rates on the wealthiest Californians for 12 more years – singles earning more than $250,000 and couples earning more than $500,000 a year. Prop. 55 directs funds specifically to K-12 public education and community colleges, while also allocating funds to health care for low-income children and their families. The proposition contains strict accountability requirements.

 

Budget forecasts show that unless we extend the taxes on the wealthy, which would continue to bring in an average of $8 billion in annual revenues, our public schools will lose nearly $4 billion and our state budget will face a deficit of more than $4 billion in the first full year alone.