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Aug 01 2012

California State School Employees Party in Las Vegas – Urge California Voters to Increase Taxes

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California state school employees are having their convention in Las Vegas where they are supporting California Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 to increase sales and income taxes.

Leaders of the 215,000-member California School Employees Association are urging voters to approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for higher taxes this fall to help save the state’s cash-strapped schools from even more cuts.

But when it comes to spending their own cash, the union bosses prefer Las Vegas.

That doesn’t seem to be a problem for Brown. He jetted off to the desert Tuesday to join 1,400 school worker union leaders and delegates at their convention at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – where, of course, they were dropping a nice chunk of change into the economy of neighboring Nevada.

The union represents school janitors, clerical workers, food service employees and other support staff – all of whom have been hit by the downturn in California’s finances.

I guess it is OK for the union leaders to turn their back on California business and take their convention to Nevada.

And, it is also OK for California businesses to pay more in sales and income taxes to support the union’s members.

I get it.

By the way, I am voting against California Proposition 30.

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