No on Prop 26: Protects Polluters, Costs Taxpayers Billions
This seriously flawed proposition, according to the independent, Non-Partisan Legislative Analyst will cost the state an additional $1 billion every year. Chevron, ExxonMobil, Phillip Morris and others have spent over $18 million to pass Prop 26 because it would let polluters off the hook, and force taxpayers to pick up the tab. If passed Prop 26 will make it more difficult to pass fees on industries that pollute our air, dirty our water, and endanger our health. We can’t afford Prop 26.
Billions More in Cuts to Education, Health and Public Safety
Companies like Chevron and Phillip Morris don’t want to be held responsible for the harm they cause. Prop 26 would cost the state $11 billion over the next 10 years, leading to even deeper cuts to education, public safety, health care, environmental protection, and other essential services. Prop 26 would also weaken environmental, consumer, and health safeguards and starve local government services of badly needed revenue.
If Polluters Don’t Pay, Taxpayers Will
Big Oil, tobacco and liquor companies claim Prop 26 is about “taxpayer protection”, but it isn’t about taxes, its about giving corporate polluters a free pass by sticking us with their bill. The cost of cleaning up oil spills, removing hazardous materials, or tackling tobacco-related illnesses will come out of your pocket, while the industries causing these problems won’t have to pay for the damage they do. Learn more!
On November 2nd, Vote No On Prop 26