Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 14, 2011

John Burton, chairman of the California Democratic Party, is adding his own tax proposal, on oil production, to an already crowded field.

Burton filed paperwork with the state Tuesday that proposes a ballot measure for the oil severance tax. It comes as Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to place his own tax measure — temporarily increasing the state sales tax and income taxes on California’s highest earners — on the November 2012 ballot.

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