Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer call for tax campaign truce

by Anthony York, Los Angeles Times

California’s two U.S senators don’t like what they’re seeing from the Proposition 38 campaign.

Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer sent a letter to the head of
the California State PTA, the sponsor of Proposition 38, imploring them
to stop what they call ‘personal attacks against Gov. Jerry Brown’ that
they fear could sink the governor’s tax measure, Proposition 30.

Proposition 38, which has been financed by wealthy Pasadena attorney
Molly Munger, seeks to raise income taxes across the board to help raise
money for schools. Brown’s measure uses a mix of taxes on the wealthy
and sales to raise money that would be used to close the state’s chronic
budget gap.

"We have watched the campaign for Prop. 38 become increasingly
negative …" the Senators wrote in a letter, co-signed by Assembly
Speaker John A. P