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.
The TV spots bankrolled by civil rights attorney Molly Munger, the daughter of a billionaire hedge fund manager, represents the first significant opposition against Brown’s Proposition 30, which would raise taxes on the wealthy and hike sales taxes to stave off another round of cuts in K-12 schools and higher education.
The irony of the attack is that it doesn’t come from someone who is anti-tax. Instead, it comes from someone who just likes her tax better.