NEWS: Brown Now “Open” To New Taxes Without Voter Approval

While Governor Jerry Brown promised not to raise taxes without voter approval in his 2010 campaign, he has now called two special legislative sessions that may result in increased gas taxes and tobacco taxes, reports Capital Public Radio.  The Governor justifies his change in position by saying he did not make the same promise in his 2014 campaign and was never asked about the issue.  However, Republicans note the state is awash in $14 billion in unanticipated revenue, making now a strange time for tax increases.

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