Jerry Brown’s Compromise with Millionaire’s Tax Was Smart
By Robert Gammon/East Bay Express
In recent weeks it was becoming increasingly clear that Governor Jerry Brown’s tax measure proposal was headed for defeat, because it included an unpopular sales tax hike. Numerous polls showed that it was trailing the rival Millionaire’s Tax -- which proposed to only raise income taxes on the wealthy -- by a substantial margin.
Brown tries to quell the threat of rival tax plans
By Nicholas Riccardi and Anthony York/Los Angeles Times
On a recent evening, a dark sedan glided to the curb at a two-story Craftsman off Crenshaw Boulevard near the Santa Monica Freeway. It carried Gov. Jerry Brown and his top aide, fresh off a day of squiring the vice president of China around Los Angeles.