Super-Earners Targeted in California Tax Push as Revenue Surges

  • Advocacy groups, unions pushing two separate voter initiatives
  • Temporary income, sales levy increases set to expire in 2018

A poll worker prepares voting booths at a polling station in Los Angeles on May 21, 2013.

Photographer: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

California Governor Jerry Brown convinced voters in 2012 they had to raise taxes if they wanted to avoid Draconian cuts to schools. It was temporary, he said. Now, as state coffers are heavy with surplus revenue, advocacy groups and organized labor want to keep the levies in place.

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