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Tax initiatives gain support, despite Gov. Brown’s objections




California governor Jerry Brown opposes extending tax increases on sales and high earners that he pushed for in 2012
California governor Jerry Brown opposes extending tax increases on sales and high earners that he pushed for in 2012
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A series of tax-related proposals backed by unions and activist groups is moving ahead, despite objections made by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The efforts are looking to extend the higher taxes that were voted on in 2012. The proposals look to alter the state's restrictions on property taxes as well as raise more revenue from commercial interests.

With California’s budget healthy and revenue surging, the proposals are less about securing funding and more about funding specific causes and political agendas.

With taxes already high, would you vote for a tax increase?

Guest:

Chris Megerian,  a reporter in the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Times