Wealthy heir Charles Munger Jr. has ponied up another $13 million to kill off Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 tax increase and to pass the anti-union Proposition 32, according to new campaign finance reports.
The donations, made over the last two days, brings Munger's stake in the measures to some $35 million.
The money was sent to the Small Business Action Committee, the same organization that has received an $11 million contribution from an unknown Arizona-based group that has not disclosed its donors. That transaction has drawn interest from California's Fair Political Practices Commission, which went to court Thursday to compel Americans for Responsible Leadership to provide more documentation before the Nov. 6 election. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
Munger's latest contribution comes as new independent polls show support plummeting for both Brown's tax measure and Proposition 32, which Munger supports. Proposition 32, opposed by more than $60 million in contributions from unions, would prevent labor from feeding its political accounts from employee payroll deductions.
Munger's sister, attorney Molly Munger, has contributed $32.4 million to the effort to pass Proposition 38, a rival tax increase measure. It, too, is flailing in the latest polls.