SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is seeing a resurgence in tax revenue, but what should be good news is turning into a political liability for Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Democratic governor has been trying to persuade a handful of Republican lawmakers to support a tax extension to help close the state’s $15.4 billion budget deficit. But he’ll have trouble selling that plan if revenue keeps rising.READ MORE: No Burn Order In Effect Through Monday For Many Parts Of Southland
Republicans say renewing the higher vehicle, sales and personal income taxes approved two years ago is unnecessary.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Conchita Dies After Fall During Los Alamitos Race; Second Filly Not This World Also Injured
Assembly Republicans have issued a proposal to cut state workers’ wages by another 10 percent, take money from special funds and make further cuts to programs for the poor, disabled and elderly.
The governor’s finance director cautions that even though the state has more money, it doesn’t cover the state’s shortfall.MORE NEWS: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
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