The Madeleine Brand Show for December 6, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown proposes tax increases

Jerry Brown Introduces January California Budget

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California Governor Jerry Brown (C) announced that he will seek a tax increase from voters.

California Governor Jerry Brown is going straight to the voters to try to get taxes increased. He's proposing a two percent increase in income taxes for people earning more than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year, along with a half-cent sales tax. Governor Brown wants to put these and other tax plans on next year's ballot. KQED's Sacramento bureau chief, John Myers explains more.


John Myers is the Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED

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