Brown Losing Support For Vote On Tax Hike Extension

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Voters may not have the political stomach for another special election in California.

KNX 1070’s Bill Cooper reports a new poll shows Governor Jerry Brown is losing public support for a vote on extending tax hikes for another five years.

The Public Policy Institute of California poll shows only 46 percent of likely voters now support the governor’s plans for a tax extension.

Back in January, 51 percent said they supported the plan.

The poll shows the public appetite for any more special elections has waned since the most recent election cycle.

Brown wants to erase a $26 billion budget deficit with cuts and extensions for tax hikes that are due to expire on July 1st.

But if he doesn’t garner enough GOP support for a ballot in June, the governor may opt instead to push for a special election in November.

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  • Karen

    I, for one, am all for extending the tax hike. Anything to help my fellow Californians. Especially those hard-working Latinos.

  • Mexicans Work Harder Than You

    Amen sister

  • Nico

    Brown is an Idiot

  • Daisy

    Didn’t they hear the people last time? NO MORE TAXES, TAX EXTENSIONS, FEES etc. With gasoline at $4/gal. & which invaribly will result in higher prices for everything from groceries to clothing, we can not afford it. Households now are making enough sacrifices, let the state do more. This state is already the highest or close to being the highest taxed state in the nation. Sacramento should get the figures from L.A. Co. Supervisor Antonovich regarding the amount L.A. County alone spends on services and related freebies to the illegal population. This state attracts alot of free loaders, legal & illegal. Cut $$, services, & make it less attractive to come here.

    • synbad

      the problem is if the taxes are not extended it will hurth the schools. At this time they will only lose 19$ per child, but if the tax extension does not go through the schools will lose 350$ per child. Are kids already lose out when it comes to most schools that don’t offer art or music, I can’t imagine what more could be cut.

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