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Despite Flagging Finances, San Jose Voters Unsupportive Of Tax Hikes

Even though there is talk of a fiscal emergency, San Jose voters seem unlikely to vote for a tax hike according to a new poll released by the city.


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San Francisco Muni May Need Financial Bailout

The transit agency needs an additional $50 million a year in permanent income, money that can’t come from fare increases.


California Governor Jerry Brown (R) delivers the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) looks on at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Urges Special Election In State Of The State Address

Gov. Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to let California voters decide the direction of the state as it faces a gaping budget deficit, saying it would be “unconscionable” for them to block his request for a special election.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011

Dems to Propose Vehicle License Fee Hike

SACRAMENTO (KCBS)_ State Democratic leaders are planning to release a new budget proposal today. The plan includes an income tax increase and vehicle license fee hike.