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Big state tax decisions lie ahead for California voters
Big state tax decisions lie ahead for California voters

Picking a new president might not be the only crucial issue before California voters at the polls in two years' time. They could be faced with as many as four competing initiatives asking them to extend, increase or create taxes that would raise billions of dollars in new state revenues. Loose coalitions of labor unions and community groups already are researching, polling and building support to extend a temporary boost in top income tax brackets and a sales tax increase passed in 2012. Other groups are working to create grass-roots support for raising commercial property taxes. Additionally, a team led by Tom Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund manager from San Francisco,...

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