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Editorial Urges Munger To Drop Tax Hike Proposal

A Los Angeles Times editorial argues that having two tax hike proposals on the November ballot "would make it less likely that voters would approve either one." It adds, "That might delight anti-tax activists, but it's a worst-case scenario for public schools, universities, courts and the state's tattered safety net." The editorial concludes that a compromise tax hike proposal developed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and supporters of the "Millionaires Tax" "is a better fit for the state's needs today" and that attorney Molly Munger, who is pushing a competing tax plan, "should stand down."

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