Proposition 30 and Proposition 38 would both fund schools by raising taxes in different ways. Until today the Gov. Brown-backed Prop. 30 has polled right around 50 percent; Prop. 38 has polled worse. But with the new attack ad from the wealthy Prop. 38 backers, both measures could end up defeated.
In a move that threatens to kill Gov. Jerry Brown’s pivotal tax-hike initiative, a wealthy California schools advocate backing an alternative measure launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign Tuesday attacking the governor’s proposition.