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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 21, 2012

OAKLAND – For the second time in as many days, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday said his ballot measure to raise taxes is about jobs, seeking just more than two weeks before Election Day to broaden its appeal.

The Democratic governor had previously focused his campaign for Proposition 30 almost exclusively on education and the $5.4 billion in cuts to schools and community colleges the initiative would prevent this year.

The initiative would also help bolster the state budget, however, and Brown’s message had become muddled in controversy with Molly Munger, the proponent of a rival tax measure, about Proposition 30’s relative benefit to education.

Brown told the congregation at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on Sunday that the initiative is “very important to schools, to families, to jobs and to California’s future.”

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