Governor Jerry Brown took to the national airwaves to talk about his ballot measure to raise taxes.
Brown talked about Prop 30 on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
The plan raises the state sales tax but Brown also wants to increase taxes for those in the highest income bracket.
The governor says the taxes are needed to get the state out of debt. "If the people vote no, which they certainly can, then there is going to be automatically cut $5.5 billion from the schools and community colleges, that is three weeks of school, and it will take half a billion from our colleges, that's automatic. We have cut Medi-Cal, we've cut prisons almost 20 percent. That's the only thing left," said Governor Brown.
If the 7-year tax hike is approved, much of the money from it would go toward education.