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1. Governor Jerry Brown dropped hints last night that he may attempt to circumvent the two-thirds-vote requirement in the legislature to put his tax measures on the June ballot, the Chron and CoCo Times report. At a large meeting of labor activists in Sacramento, Brown said that “one way or another” the people of California would vote on his tax measures. Brown has maintained for months that he needs two Republican votes in both the Assembly and the Senate for his tax plan, but some Democrats have quietly suggested that a loophole in state law could allow Brown to muscle through his proposal with a simple majority vote. Brown also has stopped negotiating with the so-called GOP 5. In addition, the governor and Democrats are now looking at June 14 as Election Day, because it appears to be too late to do it on June 7.