Over 1 million signatures submitted for California Taxpayer Protection Act

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A ballot measure to limit tax hikes is one step closer to becoming reality.

Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio has led a group of taxpayer advocates in a huge signature collection drive over the last few weeks. On Tuesday, the group submitted over 1,000,000 signatures to get the California Taxpayer Protection Act on the November ballot.

The act will make it harder for California politicians to raise any taxes in the future.

At a press conference announcing their submission of 1 million signatures, DeMaio said the initiative does “three simple things to protect California taxpayers.”

“First, it requires a tw0-thirds vote on any tax increases. The public vote, and in particular the two-thirds vote, is an important threshold to protect taxpayers. Second, we need to have fair & honest titles on all ballot measures proposed in the state of California. Third, the California Taxpayer Protection Act, closes loopholes that politicians have used in prior years to define a tax, as a fee. No. Taxes are taxes, and they must be put to a public vote to ensure voter approval before they are levied on California residents,” he explained.

If enough of the 1 million signatures are verified, the Taxpayer Protection measure will be on the ballot this November.

 

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