Editorial: Brown Taking ‘Real Risks’ With Tax Compromise
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) "is taking some real risks" by agreeing to merge his tax hike proposal with a rival tax initiative. Unlike Brown's original plan, the merged proposal might draw opposition from business groups, the editorial states. It adds, "If Democrats want to avoid a crushing opposition campaign, they need to come to the table and negotiate real reforms to reduce California's long-term pension obligations."
- "Editorial: Brown Steps on His Message With Tax 'Compromise'" (Sacramento Bee, 3/16).