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The Brown Choice: Schools or Taxes?



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    SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 03: Jerry Brown (L) is sworn in as the 39th governor of California by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (R) as Brown's wife, Anne Gust-Brown (C), looks on January 3, 2011 in Sacramento, California. Jerry Brown will begin his third term as California's governor 28 years after serving his last term. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerry Brown;Anne Gust-Brown;Tani Cantil-Sakauye

    The Sacramento Bee reports what we've been predicting at Prop Zero: Gov. Jerry Brown intends to present voters with a crystal clear choice sometime next year.

    Voters will be able to extend current tax increases and protect schools from cuts. Or they can vote against the tax extension and thus embrace a specific series of cuts for schools.

    It's this approach that has succeeded in recent measures in Oregon and Arizona.