Do Republicans Have a Future in Sacramento?

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Governor Brown and the Democrats' legislative majority balanced this year's budget on the assumption that Proposition 30 would pass. It did -- with 54 percent of the vote statewide and 60 percent in Los Angeles. He reminded doubters that he'd run for governor on the pledge that there would be no taxes unless people voted for them, and said he looked forward to being able to pass the first balanced budget since 1998. Passage means the state sales tax will increase by a quarter cent for four years, and income taxes on high earners will rise for seven years, with most of the money going to education. If Prop 30 had failed, it would have triggered $600 billion in cuts for K-12 public schools, universities and community colleges.

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John Deasy - Los Angeles Unified School District - @DrDeasyLAUSD, Chris Megerian - Los Angeles Times - @ChrisMegerian, Dan Schnur - professor at USC, UC Berkeley and Pepperdine - @danschnur, Raphael Sonenshein - California State University, Los Angeles - @SonensheinPBI

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