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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

California bill: No state income tax for teachers

After five years in the classroom, public school teachers would pay no California income tax under a bill proposed by two Democratic legislators.

In addition, new teachers would get tax credits to cover college tuition and certification tests.

“Teachers are the original job creators. The teaching profession is critical to California’s economic success and impacts every vocation and profession in the state,”  said Sen. Henry Stern, a former teacher, in a press release.

If teachers are exempt, why not . . . ? What other professions shouldn’t have to pay state income taxes?

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