In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, graduate student Pedro Ramirez is photographed in front of a Proposition 30 sign on the campus of California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. Proposition 30 includes a temporary quarter-cent increase in the statewide sales tax and higher income taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year. "We tell them if you don't vote you're literally going to be voting for a tuition increase," said Mr. Ramirez, a graduate student at Cal State-Long Beach who is working to rally student support for the ballot measure. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Photo by: Jae C. Hong

In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, graduate student Pedro Ramirez is photographed in front of a Proposition 30 sign on the campus of California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. Proposition 30 includes a temporary quarter-cent increase in the statewide sales tax and higher income taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year. "We tell them if you don't vote you're literally going to be voting for a tuition increase," said Mr. Ramirez, a graduate student at Cal State-Long Beach who is working to rally student support for the ballot measure. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)