On politics in the Golden State
September 10, 2011 | 12:13 am

After failing to get enough votes for passage of a last-minute, $1-billion tax package, Gov. Jerry Brown Friday night accused some legislators of bowing to special interests at the expense of California taxpayers.

Brown had proposed ending a provision that benefits companies with large workforces outside California that sell many products in the state, like tobacco corporations. He would have used the savings for a small business tax cut and tax relief for up to 4 million California families.

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