Gov. Jerry Brown shows a graph that shows the unpredictability of income taxes on capital gains as he announces his revised 2016-17 state budget revise at the Capitol on May 13, 2016. The state is highly dependent on taxes paid by the wealthiest Californians, much of which derives from their gains in stocks and other investments.
Gov. Jerry Brown shows a graph that shows the unpredictability of income taxes on capital gains as he announces his revised 2016-17 state budget revise at the Capitol on May 13, 2016. The state is highly dependent on taxes paid by the wealthiest Californians, much of which derives from their gains in stocks and other investments. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown shows a graph that shows the unpredictability of income taxes on capital gains as he announces his revised 2016-17 state budget revise at the Capitol on May 13, 2016. The state is highly dependent on taxes paid by the wealthiest Californians, much of which derives from their gains in stocks and other investments. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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Brown probably won’t leave budget deficit, but future cloudy

November 20, 2016 2:44 PM

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