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Today on Your Call: How should we change California's tax system?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about tax propositions 30 and 38. They  aim to increase the personal income tax in California and use the extra revenue to fund education. If one of these doesn't pass, schools will see even more cuts. How would these propositions tackle the budget crisis and cuts to education? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. How are you going to vote on the tax initiatives? And what happens if both Prop 30 and 38 Pass in November?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Sharon Scott Dow, Director Of Governmental Relations with public policy change organization, Advancement Project, one of the endorsers of prop 38

Joshua Pechthalt, the president of California Federation of Teachers and one of the backers of prop 30

Web Resources:

Yes on Prop 30

Yes on Prop 38

Advancement Project California

California Federation of Teachers

NY Times: Californians Face Rival Ballot Initiatives That Would Raise Taxes and Aid Schools

San Jose Mercury: Propositions 30 and 38 go head to head

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.