According to data obtained from the California Governor's Office, the State of California Tax Bite has increased by 42% since 2008.
The per capita taxes paid, or average taxes paid per person in California has increased from $2,578 in 2008 to $2,846 in 2016--a 42% increase in only eight years.
This per capita tax take sets a new state record for state tax revenues.
In November, California voters will be given the opportunity to boost state taxes even higher if they approve three initiatives.
Prop. 55 on the November 2016 ballot proposes to hike taxes on individuals and small businesses, raising a projected $8-11 billion per year through 2030.
Voters will also face a $2 per pack tobacco tax hike (Prop. 56) and marijuana tax hike (Prop. 64) which will likely push California well over $4,000 in taxes paid per person to the State of California alone. These figures exclude local and federal taxes and only focus on taxes paid to the State of California.