Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 28, 2012

The influential California Teachers Association reported giving $1.5 million today to Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to raise taxes.

The donation, the single largest yet reported, is a lift for a campaign committee that is racing to collect signatures after Brown and the California Federation of Teachers brokered a deal this month on components of the tax plan.

“I think we have a decent chance to get it passed,” the Democratic governor told a luncheon crowd in Sacramento today. “I’m going to do everything I can.”

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