While the governor’s revised initiative campaign has been busily collecting signatures, a rival tax initiative is sticking in the game, as the governor has been unable to knock of a competing measure spearheaded by civil rights attorney Molly Munger. Her proposal would raise income taxes in order to fund schools. The governor has been concerned all along that two tax-related initiatives on the ballot will create confusion and that voters may just be inclined to reject both. But Munger has been adamant all along that her campaign isn’t going away. Case in point: She dished out another $2.15 million into her proposal and campaign leaders have reported that signature-gathering is on track for qualification. Around 504,000 valid voter signatures must be collected to make the November ballot.
The Bee reports that the stakes are high for petition-gatherers:
“Michael Arno, whose company is spearheading the drive to qualify Molly Munger's tax measure for the November ballot, plans to give away a car each week in a drawing involving his top signature gatherers. The weekly winner can choose a favorite vehicle in the $15,000 price range, said Arno, whose firm must gather 504,760 valid voter signatures.”
More about Munger can be seen here.
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