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 speaks Oct. 23, 2012, in support of Proposition 30 at an elementary school in San Diego. Proposition 30 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 speaks Oct. 23, 2012, in support of Proposition 30 at an elementary school in San Diego. Proposition 30 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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