Most likely voters support Brown’s tax plan

A large majority of California voters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax increases, according to a recent statewide survey.

The survey, released Tuesday by the Public Policy Institute of California, found that 68 percent of likely voters support Brown’s tax plan, which, if approved by voters in November, would temporarily raise the sales tax and the income taxes of wealthy individuals.

If voters reject the initiative, the University of California  and the California State University would each face a $200 million funding cut, according to Brown’s January budget plan.

In a different question, however, 64 percent of likely voters said they opposed raising the sales tax, while 68 percent of likely voters said they supported increasing income taxes on the wealthy.

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J.D. Morris is the university news editor.