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  • Jerry Brown says he's willing to raise taxes: 'I have no future'

    Gov. Jerry Brown came to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday April 3, 2017 to pitch his 10-year, $5.2 billion-a-year tax increase plan to fix California roads. He said lawmakers should act now, because the next governor will be hesitant to sign off on a tax increase.

Gov. Jerry Brown came to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday April 3, 2017 to pitch his 10-year, $5.2 billion-a-year tax increase plan to fix California roads. He said lawmakers should act now, because the next governor will be hesitant to sign off on a tax increase. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown came to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday April 3, 2017 to pitch his 10-year, $5.2 billion-a-year tax increase plan to fix California roads. He said lawmakers should act now, because the next governor will be hesitant to sign off on a tax increase. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
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