Governor of California Gavin Newsom is laying the groundwork to run for president in 2024. That could explain why he opposes Proposition 30, a November ballot measure that would raise the already existing 13.3% income tax rate. Golden State’s top sanction to subsidize electric vehicles.
“Suggestions. 30 is the Trojan horse that puts corporate welfare above the financial well-being of our entire state,” Newsom said in a television commercial. No, he wasn’t shaken by the bright lights on the road leading to the White House. His opposition seems to have less to do with the harm the tax increase does to his state than with those who oppose it: the California Teachers Association and wealthy liberal donors.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-california-tax-measure-makes-very-strange-bedfellows-gavin-newsom-prop-30-lyft-uber-teachers-unions-11665318070 Gavin Newsom Finally Finds a Tax Increase He Doesn’t Like