Thursday Must Read: Brown to Propose Tax Measure; Alameda Top Officials Ousted

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1. Governor-elect Jerry Brown will propose a June ballot measure that would extend $10 billion in existing tax hikes that are set to expire next year, the Sacramento Bee reports. To make the tax increases more palatable to voters, and to bridge a projected $28 billion state budget gap, Brown also will propose about $10 billion in spending cuts, along with one-time cuts totaling about $8 billion.

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