- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A second union-backed group of health and children’s advocates is proposing to extend California’s temporary tax increase on the wealthy.

The group says its proposed ballot initiative would continue existing voter-approved income tax increases in Proposition 30, while creating new rates for “super-earners” who make more than $2 million and $10 million a year.

Supporters submitted their title and summary Monday, a week after a separate coalition of labor unions proposed an extension of Proposition 30 income taxes.

Both proposals call for a quarter-cent sales tax increase to expire as scheduled next year.

The money would go to education and health care programs and a portion to a children’s rainy day fund.

Gov. Jerry Brown, who championed Proposition 30, previously said higher taxes should be allowed to expire.


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