Teachers would receive tax-free salaries under new Stern bill

Senator hopes law will lead to more educator retention

Henry Stern
State Sen. Henry Stern, (D-Calabasas) won election last November with the backing of the California Teachers Association, but on March 21 the CTA, which represents 325,000 state teachers, made the surprise announcement that it would not be supporting Stern’s SB 807, a new bill that would eliminate state income taxes for public school teachers with at least five years in the classroom.    The bill, co-sponsored by state Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), would also offer t...

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