Official Title: Air Quality Improvement. Tax Credits.

Official election results are available from the Secretary of State


43.6 %


56.4 %



The way it is now:
The federal and state governments make rules to keep the air clean to protect public health. The state requires individuals and businesses to follow these rules. Sometimes the state offers lower taxes as a reward or as encouragement to do better than the rules require.

What Prop. 7 would do: Provide a total of $218 million in tax credits to lower personal and business income taxes for money spent to make the air cleaner by:

What it would cost: The state would lose taxes equal to the $218 million in credits. Another $4.35 million per year would be needed to run the program. Cleaning up the air would also reduce some health costs.





Cleaner air would protect the health of children, old people, and people with lung problems.

Rewarding people who help make the air cleaner by giving them lower taxes would make more people want to change to cleaner ways of doing things.
The law already requires people to follow clean air rules.

Many businesses will pay lower taxes, which means there will be less money for important state programs and services.


Californians for Clean Air
Committee ID # 971878
c/o the Planning and Conservation League
926 J Street, Suite 612
Sacramento, CA 95814
phone: (916) 444-8726

Yes on 7 No on 9
Committee ID# 982131
c/o the Planning and Conservation League
926 J Street, Suite 612
Sacramento, CA 95814
phone: (916) 444-8726

Lenny Goldberg, Taxpayers Against Corporate Welfare
Committee ID# 981949
926 J Street, Suite 710
Sacramento, CA 95814
phone: (916) 446-4300

WHO SIGNED THE OFFICIAL BALLOT PAMPHLET ARGUMENTS John Balmes, M.D., Co-Chair, Clean Air Advisory Group, American Lung Association of California; R. Michael Kussow, President, California Air Pollution Control Officers Association; Kit Costello, R.N., President, California Nurses Association. Dan Aguirre, President, California Association of Professional Scientists; State Senator Quentin L. Kopp; Lenny Goldberg, Executive Director, California Tax Reform Association.


Follow the money - CVF has compiled summary campaign finance information and a list of top ten contributors for each ballot measure committee that has filed a report with the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State's Voter Information Guide - features the Attorney General's summary, official pro/con arguments, the Legislative Analyst's analysis (including background information, details of the proposal, and the fiscal effect of the measure) and the full text of this measure.

The California Journal - provides independent, in-depth analysis, including background on the issue and arguments for and against the measure.

The Senate Office of Research - offers background information, policy and fiscal effects, related state and federal law, a description of how the measure will work, and a list of supporters and opponents.

The California Budget Project - presents a comprehensive analysis, with a focus on budgetary issues and the fiscal impact of the measure.

The League of Women Voters' Pro/Con Analysis - provides an excellent, nonpartisan review of this measure.

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