Some California Republicans May OK Tax Hike in Budget Talks

January 22, 2009

A potential breakthrough in California’s perpetual budget crisis, following news that some Republican legislators are open to tax hikes as part of a larger budget package. From the National Taxpayers Union:

The GOP caucus realizes a tax hike will be part of any budget pact but could support it only if agreement were reached on permanent program cuts, a hard spending cap and other issues, lawmakers said.

Legislators explicitly mentioned as pro-tax hike in the article include Assemblyman Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia) and Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R-Yorba Linda).

I interviewed Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Jon Coupal about California’s budget situation for our Tax Policy Podcast. Listen to it here.

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