The latest on California politics and government
June 1, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys strong support for his Solomon-like approach to closing the state’s budget deficit, a mixture of spending cuts and tax extensions that would require voter approval, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll has found.
However, when PPIC polled voters on the specific sales, income and car taxes he wants to extend, support dropped well below 50 percent – even though they conceptually supported paying more taxes to maintain spending on K-12 and higher education and health and welfare services and supported cuts only in prisons.
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