Monday Must Read: Nancy Skinner Proposes Tax-the-Rich Bill; OPD to Reduce Investigative Unit

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1. Nancy Skinner gets it. A recent poll showed that a large majority of California voters would approve higher tax rates for the wealthy in order to save public education. Even Republican voters approve of the idea. Yet for some reason, Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have resisted such a plan. It’s unclear why. Are they afraid of angering deep-pocketed donors? Possibly. Well, Skinner apparently isn’t. The assemblywoman from Berkeley will introduce a bill in Sacramento today that would tack a 1 percent additional tax on income above $500,000, AP reports. Skinner estimates it will generate an extra $2.3 billion in revenues a year.

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