.Wednesday Must Read: Brown’s Tax Plan in Trouble; California Schools Rank 30th in Academics, 2nd in Teacher Pay

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1. Jerry Brown’s plan for a June ballot measure that would extend tax increases set to expire this year is already in trouble, the CoCo Times reports. Republicans appear to be united in opposition and are threatening to sue Brown and Democrats if they attempt to put the measure on the ballot without getting two-thirds approval in the state Legislature. Democrats believe that because the measure merely extends existing taxes and does not call for new taxes, then they only need a simple majority to put it before voters. However, they acknowledge that without some bipartisan support, the measure will have a tough time passing.


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