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Quest for California fireworks tax fizzles out

by Scott Detrow, The California Report | Take Two

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Fireworks are displayed on a shelf inside of the San Bruno Rotary Club fireworks stand on July 3, 2013 in San Bruno, California. Fire departments in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are on heightened alert as vendors in select cities in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties began selling fireworks on July 1. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

It's nearly July 4th, and all across the state, people are stocking up on fireworks. 

Those fireworks could have become more expensive, due to a tax increase Governor Brown had pushed as part of his budget plan. But, as the California Report's Scott Detrow reports, the proposal drew some political fireworks of its own and then fizzled out.

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