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Voters approve Brown’s tax measure, Proposition 30, AP says

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California voters have approvedGov. Jerry Brown’s measure to temporarily increase the state sales tax by a quarter-cent and income taxes on the wealthy by 1% to 3%, according to the Associated Press.

Brown had warned that if voters rejected the measure, billions of dollars would be cut from public education.

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The reductions were written into the budget the governor signed over the summer, scheduled to take effect if Proposition 30 failed.

FULL RESULTS: California races

During the campaign, Brown faced opposition from the left and the right.

On the left, millionaire civil rights attorney Molly Munger pushed her own tax-hike measure, Proposition 38, and criticized the governor’s plan. Her proposition was rejected by California voters.

Meanwhile, anti-tax activists and wealthy conservative donors said the state government could not be trusted with more tax money.

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-- Chris Megerian in Sacramento

twitter.com/chrismegerian


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