- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As the deadline approaches for Gov. Jerry Brown to release his revised budget proposal, Senate Republicans are advocating a series of tax breaks they say would help low-income families.

GOP lawmakers said at a Capitol news conference Tuesday that their proposals would make California a more affordable place to live.

They want to cap property taxes for seniors and disabled military veterans, create a weekend-long sales tax holiday for school supplies and allow people to use pre-tax dollars to save for a down payment on a home, among other proposals.

Republicans say their ideas would keep money in the hands of low-income people instead of redistributing it through state programs.

The Democratic governor has until May 15 to propose a revised spending plan.


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