Monday Must Read: State Budget Deadline Looms; Oakland Firefighters Contract Criticized

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. The deadline is fast approaching to put Jerry Brown’s tax measures on the June ballot, but the governor still doesn’t have Republican votes for his proposal and may not get them. The CoCo Times reports that the state Republican Party at its convention over the weekend voted to oppose Brown’s tax measures at all costs — even if the governor were to agree to overhaul public employee pensions and regulations on business. Brown also has yet to garner GOP support for his plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies.

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