Calif. Gov. Brown takes chance with Proposition 30

California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, insists Proposition 30 is needed to avoid deep cuts to public services, mainly education.

California Gov. Jerry Brown shushes the students of a second-grade class at Perkins Elementary School in San Diego during a Oct. 23, 2012, campaign trip. Brown is visiting Southern California cities to drum up support for Proposition 30. The tax plan would boost the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years and raise income taxes for seven years on those who make more than $250,000 annually. (Associated Press)

California Gov. Jerry Brown shushes the students of a second-grade class at Perkins Elementary School in San Diego during a Oct. 23, 2012, campaign trip. Brown is visiting Southern California cities to drum up support for Proposition 30. The tax plan would boost the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years and raise income taxes for seven years on those who make more than $250,000 annually. (Associated Press)

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