Earlier this week, the San Francisco Chronicle brought together the four major Democratic candidates for Governor of California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, State Treasurer John Chiang, and former state schools Supt. Delaine Eastin.
Dan Walters of CALMatters details some of the conversation, but the underlying message: no matter what ails the Golden State, the only solution is to raise taxes and spend more of Californians’ hard-earned cash.
One pitch: dumping California’s highly-prized Proposition 13, which caps the property tax at 1% of the property’s assessed value.